Finding a Suitable T1 Provider
Telecommunications contracts can be much like a marriage and as we all know there are good and bad marriages. The fact is, when you commit to a telecommunications contract with a T1 provider for an acceptable amount of bandwidth or voice service, you will need to enter into a long term contract. Telecommunications contracts for T1's and T3's normally range from 1 years to 3 years. Anything longer than a 3 year contract is frequently only seen for very large applications like OC3 and OC12 or complex frame relay connections with many nodes. While the duration of the contract will not be a drawback if you have the right provider, the contract could prove very troublesome with the wrong provider.
We suggest using a broker to assist you through your options and show you the providers and services offered in Stevenson. A broker or independent agent can help reduce the time it takes you to shop around for a T1 provider by asking you the questions once and investigating multiple providers to acquire the service that is right for you. The agent helps avoid the bias you will receive when speaking with one vendor as the agent will be paid regardless which service you choose. As the agent doesn't work with a specific provider like AT&T or Sprint, he or she will not push you in that direction if they are not right for you.
Remember that the T1 provider you select will be your partner for quite some time so take caution in your decision. The worst thing with being with a bad provider is the fact that it will affect your business. Dropped calls or an Internet connection that goes down can be devastating to a business. We discovered that the larger companies like AT&T and Sprint will release companies from long term contracts it if is shown that the voice or data T1 service was faulty on a regular basis, however the release from such a contract will not help recoup the damages of the lost calls and e-mails from the poor service. When shopping for a T1 provider we advise using a broker and asking for referrals from current customers to give you an indication of what you can expect.
We broker AL Frame Relay. This page is a quick list of the products specifically offered by T1Market in Stevenson.
As we go forward, our goal is to continually improve our product offerings. We now provide business items usually used by bigger firms, specifically: fiber ethernet, MPLS network service, OC3, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Several of our service providers even deliver cost-free managed Cisco routers for multi-year agreements. Primarily, our objective is to develop a bond with you - our client - that will certainly last for years to come. Acquiring your trust is exactly what we do all the time. Saving you money on inexpensive bandwidth services is precisely how we keep it.