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by Patrick Oborn

Shopping for cheap T1 lines is not a simple task. You query the popular search engines and discover millions of websites, all claiming to help you save money on buying T1 service. It is very bewildering trying to compare the features of so many different T1 service plans. We can help you find the best telecom services available. We analyze your company's current services and needs, review the products from multiple carriers, and introduce you to the best solutions.

As an independent broadband consultant, we can help you compare T1 services from over twenty different carriers and advise you on which plans best fit your technical requirements and your budget. We understand that your business needs quality service from a dependable Tier 1 provider. That's why we partner with only the best service providers who can offer reliable service and have a proven track record of stability.

Each company we work with has unique strengths. Our job as your broker is to find the best T1 broadband provider for you. This involves assessing your needs, matching those needs with the broadband service provider's capabilities, and negotiating a favorable rate with the T1 carrier.

During 2002 my business partner, Adam Edwards, and I developed a brand new broadband shopping tool. We recognized at the start that we had to give you a streamlined shopping experience that will not waste your time. We wanted to bring you information you can use - not just a simple "enter your information here and we'll get back to you" elementary page. To achieve this goal, we spent an entire year studying all of the available T1 providers to understand fully their pricing models, most of which were created many years before we were born. Based on the data we discovered in our research, we invested in a sophisticated software platform to allow us to compute loop prices, or the cost which your local telephone company passes on to the T1 broadband service providers for use of the local network infrastructure. This cost varies by distance, by market, and by geographic region of the country. After carrying out our extensive quality assurance testing, we launched our revolutionary T1 line price quoting technology to the public on this very web site in 2003. We have since been awarded United States Patents 7,496,184 and 7,916,844 giving us exclusive use of this groundbreaking technology, which we call GeoQuotetm.

As soon as we started producing tons of sales volume for our suppliers, we have been favored with promotional T1 rate plans and discounts that we exclusively can offer you, our client. Our cheap broadband provider rates are notably lower in large metropolitan cities in the United States, such as Los Angeles, California and other California metro regions of San Diego, and San Francisco. In the New England region, we are very competitive in New York City, New York and Boston, Massachusetts. We are service public, private, and non-profit organizations near the Washington DC area, including Baltimore, Maryland. Our southern markets cover major metropolitatan regions around Miami, Florida, Montgomery, Alabama, Charlotte, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, and New Orleans, Louisiana. With our partnership with Alpheus Communications in Texas, we are able to offer some of the lowest rates in Houston, Texas, and Dallas. Our western market regions include Seattle, Washington, Denver, Colorado, and Phoenix, Arizona.

We created T1Market for companies as well as IT professionals that desire a simpler and more efficient means to manage the purchase of Information Technology such as modern technology services. T1Market is your single resource for over 50 carriers of voice, information, broadband, and cloud services. We offer pricing, product information, and help in ordering IT services. T1Market's objective is not only focused on providing consumers a wide variety of technology services, but give to you, the consumer, the very best recommendation from our solution experts to give you the appropriate solutions for your company's requirements. Most importantly, our services are given FREE of charge to all customers.

Don't be fooled by the imitators! Since we launched our site in 2003, many have attempted to copy our concept, our business model, and even our domain name! It's amazing how in-style real-time shopping has become, especially considering that the reaction we received by our vendors when we divulged our plans to create GeoQuote. Some of the reactions we received include "that can't be done - it's never been done before" and "that is an interesting business model". Now these same vendors have become believers, and our very best partners.

Change has been embraced. Thousands of Metro Ethernet Fiber lines have been sold to clients as diverse as law offices, hospitals, electric utilities, colleges, hotels, WISP providers, and IP-enabled contact centers. The way people shop for a cheap broadband provider will never be the same.

As we go forward, our goal is to continually improve our product offerings. We now offer enterprise products typically employed by larger corporations, namely: gigabit ethernet, OC3, and cloud computing bandwidth requirements delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Many of our carriers even offer free managed Cisco routers for multi-year contracts. Mostly, 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 here. Saving you money on cheap T1 service is how we keep it.

Suitable Solutions For Bandwidth Hungry Businesses
by Patrick Oborn

Every company needs bandwidth services of some sort. For numerous businesses that need large amounts of bandwidth finding just the ideal option, from a cost and application standpoint, can be a complicated procedure. It doesn't have to be if you understand what to base your choice on.

Like anything in information technology, it really depends on how you will utilize this facilities. It certainly doesn't make good sense to arrangement high capability transportation links if you will use them for a little portion of the day or the traffic does not warrant it.

I think one of the hardest features of this arena is that often times individuals asking for the bandwidth are puzzled about what bandwidth really is. There's a misnomer that bandwidth instantly equates to speed. "Well my application is slow, I require more bandwidth". Lot of times if a study is done on precisely what your needs are, it ends up being a really different story from the initial discussion.

With a wide variety of innovations out there for WAN and Metro services, wired or wireless clients can select to sign up for constantly on, dedicated access approaches or opt for a most cost effective model with somewhat "shared" geographies like Multi-Protocol Label Switching. The concept here is that you have options and each solution can please any variety of requirements. There's never been a much better time in the market for choices.

The best option is the most inexpensive one that works. Dark Fiber and Metro Fiber Ethernet, if a choice, ought to typically be taken a look at first to develop a rate for working out. I think you need to concentrate on working out strategies that work to bring these bandwidths within economical reach.

Technically, you ought to think about Storage Area Networks (SAN) if you have multiple locations in the very same city, and the use of SAN links over IP which is increasingly common. Essentially, the whole city ends up being a huge RAID hard disk. You should also comprehend some of the great organization reasons to embrace extremely high bandwidth such as decreasing the number of over-the-Internet deals which slow things down and may compromise security in favor of internal intranet transactions. Also, having as few layers of software as possible between the hard drive and the user is a major plus.

Also consider the rate distinction between Sonet devices versus Metro Ethernet. These days layer-3 ethernet switches are increasingly more capable for usage as a router. While Sonet generally is quite expensive vs Ethernet, especially for the hardware, dark fiber and ethernet services from carriers are getting broad industry assistance. Although I do prefer Sonet for its much better debugging abilities, mistake counters, alarms and so on. Ethernet in wide location environments appears to do the jobs as well. Ethernet would conserve you the requirement to purchase a good router able to terminate Sonet and give you the choice to choose a decent layer-3 switch. Another choice is 10 GigE WAN PHY. It still has all the advantages of Sonet integrated with Ethernet, offers you the ability to utilize less expensive layer-3 switches, aims to the provider as a typical Sonet service, and works over fars away.

To take a look at the tradeoffs, you'll have to begin by finding out what is readily available at your end-user place. Within North America, the options include ATM OC-3/ 12/48, SONET (and Next Generation SONET) most likely more likely OC-12/ 48/192, and Metro Ethernet at 100 Mbps (a little slower than OC-3), 1 Gbps (about OC-24) and 10 Gbps (OC-192). Things that aren't offered need not be considered.

What are the availability requirements? If you are thinking about SONET, learn if it will come to your facilities as a star or ring or dual ring. City Ethernet might be faster however not necessarily physically diverse. Sometimes, you can be imaginative and use a short free-space link to get access to a physically varied medium.

For more background and insights, I suggest reading "WAN Survival Guide" and "Building Service Provider Networks" by Howard Berkowitz. Both are exceptional resources.

I have dealt with numerous customers to develop facilities services that integrate high-end DWDM or CWDM connections between datacenters. Now, this is a company solution and the typical user would never imagine having a connection such as this, readily available to them. Other clients that I work with will include rented lined anywhere from a T1 to OC3. Those connections are quite sized for purpose with a portion of growth factored in.

The practice that I go through is to examine need. What are you trying to achieve? Is it transactional based or are you duplicating data for DR? Are you just linking 2 or more remote workplaces for the purpose of a Citrix option? Each of these concerns will result in various responses when all is said and done.

Keep in mind that redundancy is ALWAYS a factor in company oriented services. Particularly as it pertains to data duplication and DR/HA failover to "hot" datacenters. We are beginning to see a growing number of this type of setup. I have a couple of customers that are fortunate sufficient to have multi-ring DWDM infrastructures to make their valuable information readily available in the regrettable event of a catastrophe.

As corny as it sounds, I have to state that your ultimate option depends upon the designated use of that bandwidth. I would likewise say that there truly is no generalized "perfect" bandwidth option. Everything comes down to intent and spending plan. With today's technology in WAN (TCP/IP/FC/ FCIP/IFCP) acceleration (Juniper, Riverbed, Cisco), you can move vast quantities of data in a smaller sized pipe. It truly is cool technology but still needs cost validation to execute.