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LAN/WAN Connectivity
Dedicated dial-up uses a standard phone connection between your computer network and our POP. The data rate is up to 56 kbps and is used primarily by individuals and companies in a transitional state between needing full-time connectivity to the internet and having the resources to commit to frame relay or point to point.
Due to the nature of dial-up lines, this option has much lower reliability and throughput than ISDN, frame relay or point to point connectivity. Dedicated dial-up is best suited for a growing internet access needs that are not dependent upon high reliability or committed data rates.
Frame Relay is the most cost-effective full-time connection for medium to high speed Internet access. In almost all cases, your costs will be less than traditional leased-line connections and even ISDN. You can easily increase the bandwidth of your Internet connection as your needs grow.
Compared to traditional leased line access, with frame relay you only pay the phone company for the bandwidth you need and there is no mileage charge. In most cases, ISDN calls from a business location are 'metered' and can result in unexpectedly high monthly charges by the phone company if you maintain a full-time connection.
Frame relay access to the Internet consist of two distinct components. In addition to the Internet access fees, you will also need the frame relay circuit from your facility to the phone company's local central office. The rest of the circuit costs are paid by Minnesota OnLine and are included in your monthly access fees. Please call Minnesota OnLine for an estimate or quote of your circuit costs. Minnesota OnLine will order and coordinate the install and testing of your circuit with your local phone company.
Point-to-point high-speed digital dedicated service gives you complete access to the Internet including e-mail, the World Wide Web, Gopher, file transfer, and Usenet newsgroups with enhanced bandwidth for faster response. This service is provided over dedicated circuits from your site directly to our network hub.
Access speed (bandwidth) is available at various levels: 33 kbps, 56 kbps, 128 kbps, 256 kbps, 1.54 Mbps, and transparent LAN connections at 10 Mbps. Pricing for Dedicated Services consists of a one-time setup fee, monthly service fee, and telecommunications costs (where applicable). Additional equipment may be needed for your network to take advantage of this increased bandwidth.
A dedicated high-speed connection can greatly reduce multiple individual connectivity costs and allow greater ability to manage data that traverses your network. Some of the benefits of Dedicated Service are:
  • Costs are contained for additional users 
  • Security is enhanced with a single point of entry 
  • Internet accessibility for all users can be easily managed 
  • Increased bandwidth for all users 
  • Increased speed of data transmission 
  • Full time connectivity 
  • Transparent use for end-users 
  • No additional telco charges
Bandwidth
Month to 
Month
1 Year 
Contract
2 Year 
Contract
Install & Setup
56k Dedicated Dial-up $105/mo $100/mo $ 95/mo $20
Bandwidth Monthly
Service
1 Year 
Contract
2 Year 
Contract
Install & 
Setup
56k Frame Relay $195/mo $105/mo $95/mo $750
128k Frame Relay $315/mo $260/mo $210/mo $1000
256k Frame Relay $495/mo $325/mo $275/mo $1000
512k Frame Relay
$595/mo
$395/mo $345/mo
$1000
768k Frame Relay
$650/mo
$415/mo $365/mo
$1000
T-1 Frame Relay $750/mo $500/mo $450/mo $1000
Ethernet connection $75-95/mo $100 + wiring
2-5 $75/mo $100 + wiring
6-30 $395/mo $100 + wiring
30+ $650/mo $100 + wiring
56k Point to Point  $295 $215 $195 $1500 
128k Point to Point  $475  $400 $350 $2500
256k Point to Point  $650 $550 $500 $2500
T1 Point to Point $1200 $1000 $800 $2500
T1 (each addl load balanced)
$1000
$950 $780
$1000

5% discount for quarterly and semi-annual pre-pay
10% discount for annual pre-pay



Equipment
For 56k Frame Relay service we recommend the Cisco 1601 Router and Motorola 56k CSU/DSU products. We can provide these preconfigured products for $1,910 plus shipping and applicable tax.
For higher speed Frame Relay or point-to-point service, we recommend the Cisco 2600 series Router and the T1 CSU/DSU. These arrive preconfigured for $2,500 plus shipping. 

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