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 a reasonable amount of bandwidth or voice service, you will have to enter into a long term contract. Telecommunications contracts for T1's and T3's usually 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 term of the contract will not be a problem if you have the right provider, the contract could prove enormously burdensome with an unsuitable provider.
We recommend using a broker to walk you through your options and explain to you the providers and services offered in St Elmo. 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 get the service that is right for you. The agent helps steer clear of the bias you will receive when speaking with one vendor as the agent will be paid no matter which service you choose. As the agent doesn't work with a specific provider like AT&T or Sprint, he or she will not pressure you in that direction if they are not right for you.
Bear in mind that the T1 provider you select 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 impact 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 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 broken 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 are specialists in St Elmo Frame Relay. This page is a quick list of the products specifically offered by T1Market in St Elmo.
As we go forward, our wish is to regularly enhance our product offerings. We now supply business products typically employed by larger corporations, particularly: gigabit ethernet, MPLS network service, OC3, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Many of our carriers even offer free managed Cisco routers for multi-year agreements. Primarily, our objective is to create a bond with you - our client - that will definitely last for years to come. Obtaining your trust is what we do here. Saving you money on low-cost Ethernet services is how we keep it.