Purchase cheap internet connection for web surfing?

I currently have two T1's in my business, and we're starting to hit the limit on it.  A 10Mb connection is a bit cost prohibitive, so I'm thinking about possibly purchasing a cheap connection through Comcast only for web surfing.  

I'd like to keep the T1's for reliability and keep my web and mail server going through that, but route everything else through the new faster, but less reliable connection.  Has anyone done this, and is it worth doing?  

Also, is there anything I should keep in mind?  I'm due to purchase a new firewall (probably a Cisco ASA), so I could stick my old Pix on the separate connection or vice versa along with my web filter.
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pwindellCommented:
Can it be done?    Yes.

Actually doing it correctly is tricky,....how tricky it becomes depends on the complexity and design of the LAN's Topology.
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ETM_INCAuthor Commented:
I'm probably oversimplifying it, but being in a single domain and single subnet environment, wouldn't I only need to point the workstations' default gateway to the firewall with the fast connection?  

Since emails would go through the servers, I could keep all my external facing servers the way they currently are, and it would stay on the slow connection.  So what am I missing?  I know it can't be that simple.
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pwindellCommented:
It is pretty much that simple.  Just point the Gateway of the machine in question at whatever device you want them to use to go out.

Now if you had a multiple Segment LAN,...get ready to get confused,....but you don't have that, so don't worry about that.
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ETM_INCAuthor Commented:
Sounds good, thanks for the help!
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