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Broadband DSL Internet vs. T1 Connection

Broadband DSL high speed Internet and a T1 connection are two different ways of getting connected to the Internet.  Both offer high speed connections, but the functions and the features differ significantly. 

How Does Broadband DSL Work?

DSL, also known as Digital Subscriber Line, connects to the Internet using copper phone lines and the extra bandwidth that is not being used through simple telephone calls.  There is actually a very large capacity that these telephone wires can hold, and very little of this is used in phone calls.  Therefore, digital signals are sent through the extra frequencies in the telephone lines to establish a high speed Internet connection. 

How Does a T1 Line Work?

T1 lines use 23 channels with pulse code modulation signals that work digitally to transmit data over the Internet and bring a very high speed connection to your computer network. 

Features of Broadband DSL

Broadband DSL is an inexpensive service that can be hooked up to any residence or computer with a phone line.  The phone line does not get interrupted or tied up using broadband DSL because there is enough capacity for both telephone calls and an Internet connection. 

Most companies make broadband DSL services available for a monthly charge at different speeds, depending on your Internet needs.  Depending on the company, residential and small business plans are usually available at low costs. 

Features of a T1 Line

The T1 line is incredibly fast, rated at 1.544 million bits per second (Mbps).  The network has an incredibly large capacity, so many computers can be connected without affecting the speed.  However, T1 lines are very expensive and are therefore used in larger businesses and schools.

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