I am sorry for the ignorance.
I am need help to ensure I am understanding all of the parts needed for a VOIP PBX.
I would need to install Asterisk on a linux server. (I have one with nothing to do right now anyway)
I need to then get VOIP phones. Whether it is soft or hard phones. At this point, I can have intraoffice communications through the Asterisk server.
In order to connect to the outside world, I then need to get VOIP service through one or more of the providers. (Vonage/ATT/Etc) This is where I am a bit confused. Can I just use my current internet connections or do I have to bring in a T1 and use the hardware that is noted on the Asterisk site? I have a large bandwidth connection now and have plenty of bandwidth to spare (30Mbps) right now. Can I just hook the Asterisk server to my current network (in front of the router)?
Is there something I am missing?