Difference Between DIA & Leased Lines

Hello Experts,

I have been googling it and it is real confusing. It seems that dedicated lines = leased lines  what is the main difference ? Please can someone explain this.

Thanks
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
They are effectively the same. Some people say dedicated and some say leased.

Some people's definition may have qualifiers such as it must be a point-to-point circuit in order to be called "leased". But there is no official definition so I always ask the person using the term to explain if it's relevant.
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giltjrCommented:
I would look at it as DIA vs. point-to-point instead of DIA vs. leased.

DIA, assuming you mean Dedicated Internet Access, is a leased circuit between the customer and a ISP providing Internet access.

A point-to-point link would be a leased circuit between two locations NOT going to through the Internet.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
I appreciate your response.

But still I am confused.....I am sorry
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
A dedicated line is one that ONLY your traffic crosses.

So cable internet and DSL would not be dedicated since the traffic from other customers is crossing the same line as your traffic.
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giltjrCommented:
Are you just trying to learn/understand what the terms mean?

Or is there something specific that you are trying to do?  If something specific, please let us know what it is.
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cciedreamerAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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