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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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I currently have dialup with SBC for my apartment. I looked into getting DSL with SBC but our apt complex isnt "there" yet so it will be a few more months. I have heard of ways to get cable or DSL or whatever internet via the same cable line your cable tv uses. I called my cable company, TV Max and they offer it just not in our area. My apt complex has T1 abilities but it is $40/mo. I wanted to see if there was another way.
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T1 for $40?? Get all over that sh!t!!! I think there is some sort of miscommunication.

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probably a shared T1 for the builing. And there is no telling if its a full T1 or some sort of fractional! Could be awesome, could be complete shit!

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probably a shared T1 for the builing. And there is no telling if its a full T1 or some sort of fractional! Could be awesome, could be complete shit!
I'm going to have to go with Chris on that one. $40 for a T1 is a bit of a scam. It's probably shared. Which means you probably will have some crapy through put

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but my guess is that if they don't even have broadband available, it's not a full T, and it's pretty sucky.

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A T1 doesn't compare to a good cable connect anyway... A T1 is only 1.544 megabit (up/down). I'm getting 3 Mbit down/384k up on my cable connect.

They are right though, it's probably a single shared T1 because the price of a T1 monthly is usually around 500 dollars before mileage. Now if noone in your building is taking advantage of it, then you'd have a pretty good connection for a measly 40/mo. But if you have 20 people using it and even a few of them are bandwidth hogs then you might as well be using dialup. Well... not THAT bad, but you get the picture. You'd be sharing it with others which could be good or bad. I'd guess you'd PROBABLY see 40-50k/sec average if it's under moderate load.

It couldn't hurt to try it if it's your only option. Since you live in an apartment building, more than likely they'd be against you putting up a satelite dish or wireless antenna so that might BE your only option.

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Have you looked into a wireless ISP?

I have NO idea where your town is located.. but my ISP, www.dls.net has wireless internet. Put an antenna on your roof and it uses radio frequency for the internet connection. Depending on your location, you could get ~10Mbps speeds like I do

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SBC can put a T1 just about anywhere they want, but it usually carries a hefty fee for constructing the copper in certain area's. resedential is about the worse, Last one I did for a res area had a extra charge of almost 2K for the install. $40 will most likely bring you a cap of 256 and a 2 or more year contract. Worht it? not really, wait for the cable or DSL.


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