What is the difference between different Internet Access options?

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T-1 line

DLS Broadband

DLS Switched Ethernet

Pros Cons Pros Cons Pros Cons
  • Reliable
  • Symmetrical Bandwidth
  • Good for up to 30 simultaneous HD calls
  • Available everywhere
  • Low 1.5Mbps bandwidth
  • Not enough bandwidth for Data or Video calls
  • Old TDMA technology being phased out by carriers
  • No longer available to order through standard channels but may be ordered under special conditions
  • Low cost
  • High downstream speed up to 45Mbps
  • Suitable for short term backup
  • Suitable for data-only connection
  • Less Reliable than T-1 or Fiber-Optic Ethernet
  • Low upstream speed
  • May not be available in all areas – requires address qualification
  • Requires minimum of 3 year contract
  • High Reliability
  • High Speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • Latest Technology
  • Higher Cost
  • May take up to 3 Months to Install
  • Requires minimum of 3 year contract