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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.