DS3 Price Trends
Like most telecommunications services in Franklin, DS3 prices (commonly known as a T3 line) have been declining for the last few years. This is due to several factors. Competition has been heating up since deregulation in 1996. The number of companies offering service has exploded. With more competition in the marketplace, service providers have to reduce their prices to attract customers and keep them from going to competitors. Service providers are anxious to keep margins but even more desperate to add customers. This competitive situation has created a buyers market for DS3 lines and pricing is as low as it has ever been!
The soft economy and crash of the stock market has also contributed to the reduction in DS3 prices. Since the peak of the market in 1999 many companies have gone bankrupt and no longer require service. This means there's a smaller pie available and there are plenty of telecom providers trying to get their piece of it. Once again, the buyer is in control and can shop until he or she finds the price that is right for them.
The last reason for the reduction in DS3 pricing is the fact that equipment costs and the cost of supplying the bandwidth have decreased. This means that carriers can supply the bandwidth at a lower cost. As bandwidth usage continue to go up as a result of bandwidth hungry applications like video on demand and graphic intensive applications the price of bandwidth will continue to go down. The only thing that seems likely to slow prices from falling much further is the "last mile" or the connection from the users premise to the service providers' POP (Point of Presence), but we'll save this issue for another article. Until then, enjoy those inexpensive DS3 lines and good luck searching for a price that's right for you!
We help you with AL Frame Relay. This page is a short summary of the services specifically offered by T1Market in Franklin.
Going forward, our goal is to constantly enhance our product offerings. We now deliver enterprise products normally used by larger corporations, namely: OC3, MPLS network service, fiber ethernet, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Several of our carriers also offer complimentary managed Cisco routers for multi-year contracts. Mainly, our goal is to build a bond with you - our client - that will certainly last for years to come. Obtaining your trust is exactly what we do all the time. Conserving you cash on inexpensive Ethernet services is precisely how we keep it.