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 sizeable applications like OC3 and OC12 or complex frame relay connections with many nodes. While the term of the contract will not be a problem if you have the right provider, the contract could prove very troublesome with an unsuitable provider.
We recommend using a broker to walk you through your options and show you the providers and services offered in Etowah. A broker or independent agent can help decrease 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 decide on will be your partner for quite some time so take caution in your decision. The worst part of 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 found 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 defective 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 suggest using a broker and asking for referrals from current customers to give you a clue of what you can expect.
We specialize in AL Fractional T1 Line. This page is a short listing of the services specifically offered by T1Market in Etowah.
Going forward, our objective is to continuously enhance our product offerings. We now offer enterprise products typically used by larger corporations, particularly: OC3, MPLS network service, gigabit ethernet, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Several of our carriers even offer cost-free managed Cisco routers for multi-year contracts. Mainly, our goal is to build a bond with you - our client - that will definitely last for years to come. Obtaining your trust is just what we do here. Conserving you cash on low-cost broadband services is precisely how we keep it.