Finding the Right 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 enter into 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 agreement. Telecommunications contracts for T1's and T3's typically range from 1 years to 3 years. Anything longer than a 3 year contract is generally only seen for very sizeable applications like OC3 and OC12 or complex frame relay connections with many nodes. While the duration of the contract will not be a problem if you have the right provider, the contract could prove very burdensome with the wrong provider.
We suggest using a broker to assist you through your options and explain to you the providers and services offered in Westcliffe. 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 avoid the bias you will receive when speaking with one vendor because 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 push you in that direction if they are not right for you.
Remember 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 disastrous 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 faulty on a regular basis, however the release from such a contract will not help recover from 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 a clue of what you can expect.
We specialize in CO T-1. This page is a short summary of the products specifically offered by T1Market in Westcliffe.
As we go forward, our objective is to continuously improve our product offerings. We now provide enterprise items usually used by bigger corporations, specifically: MPLS network service, gigabit ethernet, OC3, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Several of our carriers also provide free managed Cisco routers for multi-year agreements. Mainly, our objective is to build a bond with you - our customer - that will last for years to come. Obtaining your trust is just what we do here. Saving you cash on economical MPLS services is just how we keep it.