Why Dallas T1 Line Prices
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
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
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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