Internet T-1 is a fast, reliable dedicated
online service for businesses, schools, housing projects or apartment
By: John Shepler
Why order T1 Internet service?
T1 is an established professional grade of Internet line service.
It is always on and may be shared by everyone in the same office
or within a school, housing development or apartment building.
It runs at 1.544 Mbps, fast enough for 25 or so simultaneous
users. T1 is what is called a dedicated service. It is 100% dedicated
to whomever buys the service. It can also be provisioned with
a service level agreement that guarantees the reliability of
your Internet service.
How Does T1 Compare to Other Internet
Dial-up Internet service is appropriate for individuals who spend
a few hours or less online each day and don't mind waiting for
their modem to dial in when they want to use the Internet. Dial-up
also makes sense for business travelers and remote workers, especially
anyone traveling overseas.
ADSL & Cable Modem services are considered
consumer broadband services. They run at much higher line speeds
than dial-up, but are subject to unexpected outages, sometimes
for hours at a time. These are also "shared" services.
The available bandwidth is shared among the number of users online
at a particular time. If you are the only one using the service
in the wee hours of the morning, you'll get excellent download
times. During peak hours, you may get the impression that the
Internet is bogging down. Actually, it is only your shared connection
that is clogged.
T1 lines use an standard developed for
the telephone companies and can be provisioned over fiber optic
cables or two pair of ordinary telephone wires. T1 service is
often available in rural and urban areas that are not serviced
by DSL or Cable.
Do You Want to Run Your Own Server?
If you want to run your own private email or web server, T1 is
an excellent option. Both upload and download speeds are 1.544
Mbps. Other services put severe limitations on your upload speed,
which is what people accessing your servers experience. With
T1 Internet, you have the line dedicated to your applications
and one or more static IP addresses for your servers. Many small,
medium and even large businesses use T1 lines to provide email
and web browsing services for their employees, while operating
their web and email servers on the same line at the same time.
How Does T1 Internet Work for Apartments
& Housing Projects?
The owner of the building or the homeowner's association buys
T1 line service, plus a router with a T1 interface, and other
networking supplies. Each apartment or home is wired for an Ethernet
connection to the Internet router. The building or development
office will also have a business grade Internet connection available
as one of the users. Costs can be shared among those using the
service. With as few as 15 or 20 people connected, the cost of
shared T1 Internet service can be competitive with other broadband
All of the Internet connections are always
on and connect to the network port of a personal computer or
in-home wireless network. The bandwidth is shared among the residents
who are online. If the project grows larger in scope, additional
T1 lines can be "bonded" to give 2 to 6 times the capacity
of a single T1 Internet service.
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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