T1 versus Verizon FiOS
Posted on 2008-11-13
We are in the process of getting our CRM tool hosted out of our office. The programmers have set this up at many offices, and they were shocked when we told them we wanted to use our Verizon FiOS service to host the application... We have 2 different data lines here. We have Verizon FiOS as our main connection (40Mbps UP / 40Mbps Down) and we have a T1 as the back-up line, should the Verizon FiOS experience downtime.
They have advised my superiors that the T1 is a better choice for this application. There will be about 50 remote users utilizing the application. It is a web-based application with a SQL back-end.
My question is this, wouldn't the FiOS line be better for this type of application since the bandwidth is about 15 times faster Up & Down than our T!, or would the T1 be a better choice?
PLease let me know your opinions.