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Re: Security benefits of spliting services between two ISP providers
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 22:42:12 -0400

On Wed, 18 May 2005 09:14:56 EDT, Frank Laszlo said:
You never really want to utilize 100% of your bandwidth, you should 
always have some "extra" bandwidth "just in case." Sure, there are costs 
involved, but as a business, surely one could make the decision on 
whether or not to push it as an expense, or take the risk of only having 
1 connection. I personally wouldnt split the services between the two 
ISPs, I would simple have another connection for those "just in case" 
situations. If a business relies heavily on internet, you shouldnt be 
worried about a few extra bucks for a redundent connection. Just my 2 cents.

When a "few extra bucks" is $2,000/month, you start looking at it differently.

(NetworkVirginia commercial pricing is $1175/mo for a T-1 (1.5mbits), and if the
original poster has 3mbits/sec, it's 2 T-1s. So $2,000/mo isn't just a wild-ass
guess).

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