Can I really get more the 2Mb/s on a T1? The laws of physics say that 1.544Mb/s is 1.544Mb/s. But physics doesn't consider that the data may be compressed, then transported, and then decompressed, creating more than just an illusion of greater speed. Throughput is a function of time, and if you indeed do decrease the time to transport any given piece of data, then the gain is real. You really have shrunk the time of acquiring the data, and thus increased the throughput beyond what the physical medium might dictate. So yes, you really can get more than 2Mb/s on a T1.