A T-1 broadband comparison chart contains comparison information on Internet connection speeds with other types of lines. It includes the type of line, the data transfer speed, the number of channels used to transmit data, conducting material and other information such as unit conversions, providers and location.
A T-1 line is a high-speed digital connection that transfers data over copper wires and is capable of a maximum transmission rate of approximately 1.54 megabits per second. It reaches this speed through the use of 24 channels or pipes sending data in alternating groups of bits at 64 kilobits per second. This method is known as time division multiplexing. Small- and medium-sized businesses generally use these lines for handling medium to heavy network traffic and simultaneously transmitting large incoming and outgoing text, graphic and database files.