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Why Dallas T1 Line Prices Have Plunged
T1 voice and data lines for business locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have seen major reductions in lease rates recently.

By: John Shepler

Dallas, Texas is the economic hub of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex is strategically located in the south central part of the country, making it a logical point of presence for just about all competitive telecom vendors. Once known for oil and cattle, the Dallas economy is now broadly based on telecommunications, banking, computer technology, transportation and commerce.

The Dallas area hosts many Fortune 500 corporations, including Texas Instruments, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Tenet Healthcare, Dean Foods, Fluor, Kimberly-Clark, Research In Motion and MetroPCS. This concentration of business and technology has lead to a telecommunications infrastructure buildup in the Dallas area. Major network providers such as Level 3 Communications, Qwest, XO communications, MegaPath, Paetec, TW Telecom, Telnes Broadband, Sprint and AT&T have points of presence in Dallas to facilitate nationwide and international long haul connections. Metro access connections include T1, DS3, OCx SONET fiber optic links, wavelength services, Carrier Ethernet through GigE, Ethernet over Copper, MPLS networks, Frame Relay, ATM, Dedicated Internet and point to point private lines.

The Reason T1 Prices Have Plummeted in Dallas
The trickle-down effect of so much high speed bandwidth from many competing carriers is that lower speed services such as DS3 and T1 lines are no longer the exclusive and pricey options affordable only by large businesses and educational facilities. The T1 line you order today might cost as little as half what it did a few years ago.

Just in time, too. Dallas-Fort Worth businesses of all sizes have a growing need for digital connectivity. T1 lines are essential for point of sale transactions, financial reporting, PBX phone systems, voice and data convergence using VoIP, point to point virtual networks, and dedicated Internet access.

Types of T1 Line Services Available
T1 lines come in different flavors. You can configure a T1 line for local and/or long distance telephone service for a call center or office phone system. ISDN PRI digital telephone trunking is a T1 line service specialized for telephony. A dedicated Internet T1 gives you highly reliable access suitable for email and Web servers and broadband phone. Integrated T1 combines Internet access with standard telephone service on one line. Private line service offers secure connectivity between business locations and makes an excellent access connection to MPLS cloud networks.

Another bonus of T1 line service is that you can increase your bandwidth incrementally by bonding T1 lines together to create multiples of 1.5 Mbps service. Start with one T1 line and bond in more as your business grows.

How About Ethernet?
Carrier Ethernet directly competes with T1 and is available with both copper and fiber optic delivery. Bandwidths range from 2 or 3 Mbps on the low end up to 10 Gbps and beyond. Pricing per Mbps is more attractive than T1 lines.

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