Internet upgrade options
Posted on 2011-09-14
I have a quick question that I know could be answered by Google but i just dont have the time tight now.
Recently my company has been looking into upgrading out existing shared T1 line running at 1.5Mb/s to a faster connection. I looked at Comcast small business and they offer two solutions:
1. They are looking already into running a fiber line to our office (which is shared with other businesses) They quoted 5Mb/s at $500 a month.
2. Small business consumer level internet can offer us 50Mb/s at $275 a month.
When I asked about why there was such a discrepancy she stated that the fiber is a "contract level agreement". I also understand that it will be asynchronous but we do very little upload traffic. (We have a small FTP server and Exchange hosted in house).
So, why is the fiber so much more when on a speed basis the consumer level looks so attractive. In our situation what would be recommended and why?
PS. I do have Comcast residential running at 2.2MB running at home and the speeds are running at what they claim.