As you may know, T1's usually cost around $500 to $2000 a
month depending on your location and the service provider
that you ordered the T1 connection from. This is a considerable
difference of pricing than dialup, DSL or cable Internet.
Dial-up may cost anywhere from $5 to $21 dollars depending
on the services that may be available with the dial-up Internet
application that is provided by the ISP. Features such as
Chats, Email, Homepages, and etc. may add on top of your costs
to your services. DSL and cable Internet range from $30 and
anywhere up to $500 a month. Residential services for DSL
or Cable Internet may cost cheaper, but you would lose substantial
amount of bandwidth to other consumers that may “hog
up” the bandwidth that is being shared. Usually “Business”
DSL or Cable is shared with other consumers, but it is at
a smaller ratio of consumers sharing the line than Residential
DSL or Cable Internet. The ratio of shared bandwidth is a
large factor in the Internet access pricing. Dedicated T1
connections have a 1:1 ratio, which typically has a larger
price tag than “Burstable” (shared) T1 connections.
You basically get what you pay for.