T1 Connection

T1 Connection

T1 Connections Give High Speed at Affordable Prices

Internet access is increasingly available at higher speeds at lower cost. On the consumer end, broadband has become the norm, with most consumers availing themselves of DSL or cable connections for speedy web surfing. These types of connections however, are best suited for home users, telecommuters, or some of the smaller SOHO companies with only two or three employees.

A business with more than a few users however, will find those connections to be inadequate. Typically, these home connections offer slower outbound connectivity than inbound connectivity, and also may suffer from fluctuating actual speeds. Small businesses often do better with a T1 line, or at least a fractional T1 line, since these types of connections offer equal upstream and downstream speeds. A t1 line will offer 1.5Mbps both upstream and downstream. Also, since the T1 is a dedicated connection, there is no slowdown during peak periods as there is with the home connection.

T1 Prices

T1 connection prices are surprisingly affordable for even the smallest businesses. A full T1 line is usually adequate for companies with up to 50 users, although if a company makes particularly heavy use of bandwidth-intensive applications such as video, that number may be lower in practice. When obtaining your T1 quote, keep in mind that you may also gain a cost advantage by moving to VoIP, and running your telephone connectivity off of the same connection.

A full T1 line may be too much for you if you only have a few employees, so you may wish to get T1 quotes for fractional T1s. A fractional T1 is simply a portion of a T1 instead of the entire T1 line. Prices are very competitive, although they will vary depending on the carrier. In addition to a monthly fee, some carriers will also charge a setup fee, although this is typically low. On the other hand, if your needs exceed what can be provided from a single T1 line, you can join together multiple T1s, often with a pricing advantage.

How a T1 Works

A T1 line is actually made up of 24 separate channels, each offering bandwidth of 64Kbps. A common configuration for companies wishing to run VoIP is to use half of the channels for Internet and half for voice.

Besides the T1 line, you will of course need the networking infrastructure, including a router, cabling, and if you are deploying VoIP, an IP PBX and Internet phones.

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At Go To Telecom, there are real people behind the website, ready to give you personalized guidance towards finding the perfect and most cost-effective solution for you. To find out more about the T1 connection services offered by Go To Telecom, please feel free to contact us at any time. For quick access to details on pricing and service information, please complete our Carrier Services Quote Tool.


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