On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 01:49:56PM -0500, Austad, Jay wrote: > Remember, you're not just paying for connectivity when you buy a T1 > or other "business class" line, you're also paying for reliability > and support if you have problems with it, and you get an SLA so you > can get money out of them if there are problems. If your cable > modem or DSL goes down, it'll get fixed whenever they get around to > it. Oh that is so true... > The other option here is not to buy a T1, but to colo your network > equipment at a local ISP, and get an access-point on their roof, or > at least a wireless uplink to a main access point in a higher > location. That way, you avoid paying loop fees, and you're limited > by the bandwidth of the ISP, not your line. Of course, you'll pay > for that bandwidth, so you need to make sure your pricing scheme can > cover it, or need to make sure that users are sufficiently limited > (set them up as burstable or something). Yep, that is another option, possibly cheaper to start with, and maybe even the long run. -- Mike Horwath IRC: Drechsau drechsau at Geeks.ORG Home: 763-540-6815 1901 Sumter Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427 Opinions stated in this message, or any message posted by myself through my Geeks.ORG address, are mine and mine alone, period.