Chuck,

        I would bet you are only paying for what's called a fractional T1,
or a Frame Relay connection either of which could be giving you a committed
Information Rate (CIR) of less than the total 1.544 T1 rate.  Although any
circuit that crosses State lines is going to be priced on a different scale
than one that goes across town...

        Check with MCI, PSI NET, UUNET, Exodus, and some of the other major
ISP's to see what combined deals they are running as these are usally better
than buying the parts and rolling your own.  Also, if you use Frame, you can
get and pay for a CIR based on your average needs with a peak load
availability (Burst Mode) ....

        Good Luck,
        Jeff Silberberg..


----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@iquest.net>
To: Midrange-L List <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 12:20 PM
Subject: T-1 Question...


> Hi Folks !
>
> Happy 2001 !!!
>
> We are looking at getting ourselves up on the net (don't laugh...) and
> as part of that we got a quote for a T1. We already have a T-1 in place
> for data (8 remote locations) but this quote shows for a "Full T-1 of
> Internet access including actial Internet service"... And it is more
> than the existing T-1...
>
> We have a call into them (they faxed the quote) but WHAT makes this so
> different ?
>
> Thanks !
>
> Chuck
>
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