T1 Line Pricing and Service Confirmation
High Speed T1 (DS1), T3 (DS3), OC3 connections
T1 Line Rates has partnered with over 30 providers nationwide of high speed T1 (DS1), T3 (DS3), OC3, OC12, for dedicated voice, data, integrated voice and data internet broadband connections. We will explore full and fractional options as well and show you the results. If you would like to compare the lowest cost T1 line prices, enter your service location information to view high speed T1 line rates in "real time".
A dedicate connection supporting data rates of 1.544 Mbits per second. A T-1 line actually consists of 24 individual channels, each of which supports 64 Kbits per second. Each 64Kbit/second channel can be configured to carry voice or data traffic. Most providers allow you to purchase some or fractional bandwidth of these individual channels, known as fractional T1 access.
T-1 lines are a popular leased line option for businesses connecting to the Internet and for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) connecting to the Internet backbone. The Internet backbone itself consists of faster T-3 connections. T-1 lines are sometimes referred to as DS1 lines.
A T1 line and an SDSL line uses the same underlying technology - HDSL. The differences between them are not in performance, they are in ease of provisioning and speed of repair. In the US, lines for T1 data are normally treated with higher importance by Telcos than DSL lines, so time to repair and provisioning can be considerably faster. A T1 fault may be repaired within 4 hours or less whereas a xDSL line fault could take 5 days to restore.
The other important difference is that T1 lines are more easily extended to cover longer much distances, something that has not yet happened for SDSL lines. (15,000 - 18,000' from CO)
Reliability or Price?
Reliability becomes critical when customers or employees depend on your connection for immediate responses. If your customers use your connection to access your databases or your server or the internet then reliability of your connection is critical. If your employees depend on your connections because you host the e-mail server in house or host web servers, your connection is considered critical. A critical connection can be viewed much like a life line, without which your business would be negatively impacted. Your monthly savings of having a sub-par connections will not make up for the loss in productivity of your employees or loss of customers when your DSL connections gets bogged down or cut off. To reiterate, critical connections should be supported with a T1 connection.