T1 vs Metro Ethernet (CSME) vs Cable WAN Networks
Posted on 2011-10-20
I'm looking more or less for some suggestions and 'talking points'. I'm currently looking for general internet service for a new building. Currently, all my buildings use T1's for internet connectivity. In looking at my options, I was wondering what the advantages, if any, one would receive from using a T1 vs. Business class cable.
So, I currently have 4 T1's for outbound internet. I pay a lot for these circuits. I get 6 megs. I can get Comcast business class 50 or 100 meg for a fraction of the cost. Would there be any real reason to go with t1's? This building will already be part of my CSME network, but I'm planning to keep that pipe clear for building-to-building communications only. I will be keeping my current 4 T1's in my current building to service my webservers (I don't feel like dealing with IP addresses).
This circuit will be for my employees general outbound access to the internet only.