T1 Internet Access for Dummies
The T1 Internet Service has long been around for more than 4 decades but never have there been numerous "flavors" available. The number of vendors has jumped since deregulation in 1996 from a couple dozen to several thousand. Since the telecom shakeout that began in 2001 continues many of these businesses are trying to stay afloat by getting as many customers as possible with inexpensive solutions they assert to be T1. Don't be fooled!
Most of the desperate businesses are putting together substandard products they assert are really T1 products. Be leery of products using the funny titles such as "burstable" as well as "reach". These items can be oversubscribed much like a DSL product. This means the provider puts a single T1 link within a CO (Central Office) and provides T1 hook ups to three or 4 clients hoping they don't all make use of the resource simultaneously. True, T1 access means sole usage of the Internet and you invariably have access to 1.54Mbps.
Be certain the T1 service for Keystone is really a "clearchannel" product and is not shared with other clients. Also be certain you truly have an SLA or Service Level Agreement from your supplier. A SLA will specify the access you will get and the penalty the service provider will pay on condition that they do not provide this kind of service. If you need help, establishing the proper SLA gives you the help of an expert in case you don't have one already. It's much better to spend a tiny price up front than to enter a long term contract with an inferior provider. You can also receive expert assistance gratis by simply contacting among the many T1 brokers on the Internet.
We are specialists in CO T-1. This page is a quick listing of the products specifically offered by T1Market in Keystone.
Going forward, our wish is to regularly improve our product offerings. We now provide enterprise items typically employed by larger firms, namely: OC3, MPLS network service, gigabit ethernet, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Many of our service providers even provide cost-free managed Cisco routers for multi-year agreements. Mainly, our goal is to develop a bond with you - our customer - that will last for years to come. Obtaining your trust is just what we do all the time. Conserving you cash on affordable broadband services is exactly how we keep it.