Questions on ordering partial T1 service

Paul T Laudenslager ( (no email) )
Fri, 7 Aug 1998 13:43:24 -0400

It is quite lengthy, so only if you have time...

I currently rent a small office ($700/m) at an ISP to house two NT servers.
They currently have a full T1 from which I plug my hub into their 10baseT
Ethernet network.

At this rate, I was wondering if it would be worth it to actually bring a
dedicated circuit into my residence if I could keep the price somewhat in
the same range.

I've called GTE (my telephone provider in N. Va) and I've been speaking with
a lady who seems to know about as much as what I do.

If you don't mind taking the time, I have a few questions about ordering a
partial T1.

I received the following email from her...


Below are the price quotes for 4 chnls, depending on the payment plan.



FOR 36 MO'S 250.00 275.00

FOR 60 MO'S 250.00 235.00

FOR 84 MO'S 250.00 220.00

CHANNEL CONFIG. 35.00X4= 140.00


Paul, remember this does not include the state or local taxes for if your
area has extended area service. This is an approximate quote.

Lisa Koca
ISP Coordinator

She also sent me a fax (I'm trying to decipher it) showing 1 FT1 Circuit at
$299 monthly with a $350 NRC. It shows that my point-to-point is 6 miles. At
the top it is labeled Fractional DS1 Inter-State Special Access Point to

I've been around a DS3 and T3, but I've never heard of a DS1.


I'm also going to be purchasing some equipment on my end. I'm assuming that
a partial T1 will require a CSU/DSU and I'll need a small router for my LAN.
My requirements are around 256-384k of bandwidth at the moment.

Has Lisa given me all the cost?
Are there any other considerations that I need to look at before placing my