low-latency bandwidth for cheap?

From owner-nanog@merit.edu Thu Aug 5 01:51:20 2004
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 08:47:43 +0200 (CEST)
From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se>
To: Jeff Wheeler <jwheeler@usip.org>
Cc: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: low-latency bandwidth for cheap?

> Anybody know a good source for near-T1 low-latency bandwidth at around
> $100/month? I'm in the northern VA area btw.

How much is "low latency"? I have 6ms RTT over my 8M/800k ADSL, it's
usually 6-8ms over an equivalent 2M g.shdsl line.

another datapoint: 768k SDSL. 10-11 msec RTT to my ISPs peering connections
with other networks. end-to-end RTT of 14 ms, over twice the physical
distance (a whopping 22 miles) compared to circa 9ms times to the same
location(over 12 mi end-to-end) from a real T-1 local loop. Wire distance
on the DSL is about 6k ft. The T-1 loop is less than 900 ft. Everything
past that 'last mile' is T-3 or better.

I can live with an added 5ms.