Approximately ten years ago, a business would pay approximately $1000 for a 1.5 mbps T1 circuit. In those days, a T1 circuit often did a great job of meeting the needs of a small to medium sized business. In present times however, small to medium businesses require much more bandwidth. Bandwidth consuming applications which greatly increase the efficiency of a business are increasingly more common and essential for business success. Ethernet over copper now meets these needs perfectly, providing about 7 times more bandwidth than T1 for little more than what the cost of T1 was 10 years ago.