We need Internet access in a new building. We were offered 45MB DS3 access from a large tier 1 ISP for $4000 per month, or 100MB ethernet access for $3000 per month. Which is a better deal? We are not using VOIP. We need to provide Internet and email access outward for employees, and inbound access to web and SQL servers.
I know the DS3 is guaranteed bandwidth. How fast is 100MB ethernet? Is it reliable enough? What questions should I ask?