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Leased lines - here or over there?

In article <512879723wnr@ststxdev.demon.co.uk>,
David Clark <Dac@ststxdev.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>Lets suppose we have a company which has offices on two sites, one
>in the UK and one in the States and there is a private, leased line
>between these sites.
>
>In which of those two places would it be best to have a leased line
>connection to the Internet?

Just from the point of view of performance, whichever office you
expect to generate more traffic.

>No, I don't know enough to define 'best' but I guess that the cost
>is a big criterion.

Comparable Internet connections are considerably cheaper in the US than
the UK, largely because:

i) telecomms infrastructure is cheaper (I'll refrain from making any
political comments here); and

ii) US Internet service providers don't have to buy any international
bandwidth.

Cheapest of all would be to buy two Internet connections, and get rid of
the leased line.

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin       | "Remember Sun's old motto -- `The Network is the Computer'.
Public IP Exchange| What this really meant is that unless everything is
Cambridge, UK     | working, the computer is down." -- Barry Margolin

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.net
Subject: Re: Leased lines - here or over there?
Date: 3 Mar 1995 13:30:53 -0000
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <3j75md$150@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <512879723wnr@ststxdev.demon.co.uk>

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