T1 lines are a great option for small business owners. They're fast, affordable and secure. Unlike high-speed cable, T1 lines are dedicated Business Internet connections that aren't shared by multiple businesses. You know exactly how much Bandwidth you'll be getting all the time.
T1 Line from Bandwidth.com
We buy Business Internet wholesale from the nation's top providers and pass the savings along to you. Our account team manages your service and monitors uptime to ensure the Internet Provider is meeting their commitment to you. Our long- standing relationships with companies like AT&T, Verizon, Qwest, Level 3, XO and Covad allow us to escalate issues fast and furiously. There's no better way to save money while retaining excellent service.
What can I do with a T1 line?
A T1 line will provide you with enough speed to effectively manage your small business.
- Business class VoIP
- Web conferencing
How fast is a T1 line?
1.54 mbps. Translation: A T1 is 60 times faster than a residential modem.
What is the cost of a T1 line?
A T1 line typically cost between $350 and $600 with the mean price being about $450. T1 prices are largely determined by the distance from your office location to an Internet Gateway. In other words, if your office is next door to the Internet Providers Gateway, you're going to pay less.
T1 lines are more secure and more reliable than DSL
T1 lines are a direct connection between the Internet Service Provider and your office location. That translates into more security for you and your customer base. T1 lines also operate under a Service Level Agreement (SLA). If the Internet Provider doesn't meet the requirements set forth in the agreement, you'll pay less. A typical SLA for T1 promises a 99.9% uptime. You won't find that kind of reliability and peace of mind with DSL or cable.
Who should use a T1 line?
A T1 line is the way to go if you're a small business. It's affordable, secure and provides you with enough speed to perform essential business functions. If you're a large business or corporation, you'll probably need more bandwidth than a T1 can provide.
Need more speed than a T1 line?
If a T1 doesn't cut it, the next step up is NxT1, which connects multiple T1 lines to offer speeds between 3 Mbps - 6 Mbps. Need more speed? Bandwidth.com offers an array of Business Internet options that meet the needs of small businesses and large corporations.
Most Popular Business Internet Services:
- T1 Line (Great for small business)
- NxT1 (Great for small businesses who need more bandwidth than a T1 line)
- DS3 (Large companies and organizations)
- OC-3 (Banking, stock trading houses, large voice centers)
- OC-12 (Hosting companies, large voice centers, Internet Service Providers)
Additional Business Internet Options: