A T1 connection can transfer speeds up to 1.544 megabits per
second. That is almost 50 times faster than dial-up and up
to 20 times faster than DSL and Cable Internet. T1 connections
also have fractional speeds available which are 128k, 256k,
512k, 768k, and 1024k of bandwidth. If you don’t need
the complete bandwidth of a T1 connection but want the same
dedicated access, you can help reduce costs by ordering a
fractional T1 connection. However, DSL service and Cable Internet
services are now offering data transfer up to 3 megabits per
second, but this bandwidth is normally shared with other customers
around your area. You wouldn’t get consistent speeds.
Also, there may be an extensive amount of downtime using DSL
or Cable Internet that you wouldn’t normally experience
with a dedicated T1 connection. In a workplace, you wouldn’t
want your Internet going down during work hours. Time is money.