troubleshooting Question

Connecting 2 offices in different locations

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Hello experts!  I have read some articles on connecting remote offices, but most of them seem to be from the early 2000's .  I am sure the technology has changed and I just want to make sure I am using the best, most efficient way.

I have an office in Atlanta (HQ) and an office in VA (Remote).  I need these two offices to be connected as if they were in the same building.  Currently today, the users in the VA office just PPTP VPN to a Windows 2003 server in ATL and establish a VPN connection that way.  Not secure, unstable, slow, and not efficient.  Time to upgrade

Site Specifics
ATL

20 Users
10 MB Fiber connection.
Static IP
LINUX IPCOP Firewall
Windows 2008 Server running Exchange 2010 exclusively.
Windows SBS 2003 DC running  AD, VPN, Files.

VA
8 Users (and growing)
20 MB Comcast Business line
Linksys WRTN4000N
NO Static IP (But, I'm sure we could get one)

I'm in a nice little position of having a decent budget to work with.  So, I am willing to spend what it takes to make this happen.  The remote office is growing, so I am interested in a VERY SOLID solution.

However, on the flip side, if there is a simple and cheap way that makes these offices connect FAST and seamlessly, then I am open to any of those suggestions as well!

FASTEST connection possible between the 2 is whats most important!  Thanks guys!!

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