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Re: Service provider T1/PPP question
From: Mike <mike-nanog () tiedyenetworks com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:26:18 -0700

On 06/28/2013 12:56 PM, Naslund, Steve wrote:

I think this post seems like a flashback.  I would not consider a T-1 to really be broadband anymore and it is pretty much 
limited to a business environment the way tariffs work.  As far as MLPPP, it seems to be pretty stable now where you need 
multiple bonded T-1s.  We have a few sites running MLPPP with Sprint on Juniper and Cisco gear and have not had an issue with it. 
 It is definitely not my preference for business connectivity anymore.  We tend to look for Ethernet service which is way cheaper 
per mb than T-1 and requires less expensive terminal equipment in most cases.  T-1s are the business solution where you need 
dedicated MPLS connectivity and fiber transport is not available.  DSL or Internet VPN are OK but somewhat less stable for 
business class private network solutions.  If it is internet connectivity they want you will get beaten up by the cable companies 
that can outrun and outprice you across the board.  You will also have a heck of a time competing with incumbent and competitive 
telecoms in T-1s that have central offices or collocations in central offices.  The economics just don't work if you 
don't have direct access to the cable plant.  Maybe up until the telecom act but not now.  How do you intend to get those 
T-1s back to you or are you a CLEC?

I am a clec with colocated facilities, and my targets are rural unserved areas where none of the factors above are considerations. I just want to connect with anyone who's done this and has a qualified technical opinion on optimal deployment strategies; the business considerations are already done.

Thanks tho.


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