T1 - Is It Right for You?
Is now the time to upgrade with a T1 in Alma? There are a number of issues when analyzing your existing DSL connection as well as the possibility of replacing it. For many people, the most important issue is reliability and if reliability is critical to the applications you run over your connection, you should really take a look at swapping out your DSL connection with a T1. DSL is a swift and cost effective means of acquiring high speed bandwidth, but it is not intended to support commercial use or huge numbers of end users that a T1 line can handle.
Reliability becomes crucial when customers or employees depend on your connection for immediate responses. If your customers use your connection to access your databases or your server or the internet, then reliability of your connection is crucial. If your employees depend on your connections because you host the e-mail server in house or host web servers, your connections is considered critical. A critical connection can be viewed much like a life line, without which your business would be put in a bad situation. Your monthly savings of having a sub-par connections will not make up for the loss in productivity of your employees or loss of customers when your DSL connections gets bogged down or cut off. To reiterate, critical connections should be supported with a T1 internet service.
Many customers are extremely price sensitive and cannot afford the cost of a T1 line which can be as much as 20 times more expensive than a DSL connection. Residential customers who are most conscious to price should not consider a T1 circuit unless they have a business reason to pay for such a circuit and cannot access DSL service. Most people don't realize that a DSL connection can be just as fast as a T1 at 1.5Mbps. The drawback of DSL is that it is oversubscribed. This means there is a limited amount of bandwidth available and a customer's speed can drop if other customers in the neighborhood decide to use their service. SDSL (Synchronous DSL) is a business class DSL and is ranked as a higher priority than residential DSL or ADSL (Asynchronous DSL). This means it is not oversubscribed to the extent than ADSL and is subject to fewer bandwidth limitations. In short, if price is your critical consideration, go with DSL. If reliability is the critical factor, purchase a dedicated T1 and don't be afraid of the T1 line cost.
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As we go forward, our objective is to constantly enhance our product offerings. We now provide business items usually employed by larger corporations, namely: OC3, MPLS network service, gigabit ethernet, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Many of our providers also provide free managed Cisco routers for multi-year agreements. Primarily, our goal is to build a bond with you - our customer - that will last for years to come. Earning your trust is what we do all the time. Saving you money on affordable MPLS services is just how we keep it.