Posted 08 June 2007 - 12:54 AM
It can also vary a lot with what equipment the telco uses. I do some contract work for ATT occasionally, setting up routers onto t1's, DS1's, 3's, etc. Many times they provide everything so that all the customer has to do is plug an ehternet cable into the telco equipment and then into their own router/switch. Check with the telco, see what they provide and also what they would suggest for the end-user side of things. FWIW, a T1 is not fiber, it's still using signal over copper lines. I suppose since they're just digital signals a T1 could use a fiber network, but it would be a terrible waste of the potential bandwidth of fiber.