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Can a residence get T1 access (not cable or dsl)?(4 posts)

Can a residence get T1 access (not cable or dsl)?Fez
Feb 14, 2003 5:53 AM
Most business/office buildings are wired for fiber optic cables and can get T1 or T3 access.

Could a residential complex (apartment or condo) get wired for T1 access? Not interested in cable, dsl or satellite.
of course, but it would most likely be cost prohibitive. nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 14, 2003 6:40 AM
of course, but it would most likely be cost prohibitive. nmFez
Feb 14, 2003 6:51 AM
any idea how much for how much bandwidth?

could a complex of several hundred share fractional access, split the cost, and still pay less than cable?
of course, but it would most likely be cost prohibitive. nmNo_sprint
Feb 14, 2003 10:19 AM
I'm no pro here but I've investigated alternative connectivity for some labs we run in various areas. We've gone DSL and are truly happy. There are different types of T1 services. Full, fractional, etc. Service will likely run you about $700 to $1000 per month. This will likely not include installation. You'll need to run a cable to a backbone/provider in your area. If you're in a resi area, you'll likely have to travel a ways to hook up to an existing cable. Pricey, ouch. Then you'll have to route from the T1 cable/router box to each unit in the complex. You'll likely need some kind of router and turn it into a frame relay type ethernet system. The speed difference between this setup and DSL will be largely un-noticeable.