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Re: DSL backhaul provisioning
- From: Bill Woodcock
- Date: Wed Mar 14 00:46:29 2001
> We just got a bid on DSL service saying they provision at 200 DSL per
> T1. That seems awfully high to me, since DSL potentially runs a lot
> more traffic than 56Kbps modems. I was planning at 24 per T1.
This was hashed out on the ISP/C mailing list about a month ago. Most
providers are putting in between 200 and 250 DSL users per T1 of outbound
bandwidth. Think about it: $2K/200 is $10/user/month of bandwidth.
$2K/24 is $85/user/month of bandwidth. If you're selling your DSL lines
for $300-$400/month, it's fine to give people $85 of bandwidth, but if
your DSL costs the same as everybody else who's losing money on it, you
need to keep that cost down in the $8-$10 range.