T1 Providers Now Offer T1
How to find T1 providers that
save you money every month on your T1 service needs for voice
By: John Shepler
Competitive T1 providers are making it
possible for smaller and medium sized businesses to get digital
wireline services for a fraction of what they cost only a few
years ago. Where once only the local phone company was able to
run connections between business locations, now many carriers
are anxiously bidding for these services.
So why the sudden interest? It's really
due to shifts in both technology and regulation. Not so long
ago, the only electronic communications for most businesses was
the telephone. Voice communications are still critical for doing
business but have been joined by equally important data communications.
During this transition in technology, regulation of the telecom
industry has changed to encourage competition among service providers
rather than the original structure of a regulated monopoly. The
result is a greater demand for digital communications lines and
the opportunity for competition to provide those services.
How to Get a Better Deal From T1 Providers
T1 service is the lowest cost and most basic dedicated digital
line service that comes with guaranteed availability and performance.
T1 lines give you a full 1.5 Mbps, 24 telephone lines, or some
combination of these. Unlike DSL, T1 bandwidth is not shared.
You lease the line and have full use of it.
One thing to know about T1 lines is that
there is no one "catalog" price. The price of your
T1 line is based on the distance between locations for a point
to point T1. Or, it's the distance from the nearest provider
point of presence to your location. Another factor is what price
the provider charges for transporting your data or connecting
you to the Internet. Finally, there may be installation charges
and perhaps an equipment charge for a router at your location.
With such variables, you really need to
get quotes from several providers and compare them. Like with
most purchasing decisions, the best deal is the lowest price
that gives you the service you need. But, how do you make sure
that you are comparing apples and apples and haven't forgot anything
when you compare provider quotes?
Certainly, you can hunt through the yellow
pages or on the Internet to find T1 providers and then collect
quotes and compare all the fine points line by line. Sounds time
consuming and it is. A more efficient approach which has only
become available in the last few years is to work with a T1 service
broker. A broker is an independent company that works with perhaps
a dozen different T1 providers and the expert consultants to
quickly find the most competitive offers for your business.
Automation and Competition Save You
Having a "middleman" like a broker won't cost you more,
it will likely save you both time and money. The broker and agents
are paid by the T1 providers. You don't get charged a commission.
We are affiliates of Telarus, a T1
service broker that holds a patent on new software to rapidly
price the cost of a T1 line. This automation helps speed quotes
and make it practical to consider more providers for a given
So why NOT get a free competitive quote
for your T1 line service needs? You may need multiple phone lines
for a customer service center or sales office, high speed Internet,
Virtual Private Networking, enterprise level VoIP phone service,
or point to point connections for audio, video or data transfers.
All of these services and more are available to you with complementary
consulting to make sure you get the best price for the right
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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