Big Circuits for Business
If your organization has eight or more lines, then you would most likely benefit from a T1 (the letter "T" plus the number "1") circuit, the equivalent of 24 voice lines. A T1 line can be configured to serve voice lines or data - or a combination of some voice and some data. With ten voice lines, since you only pay for the portion of the T1 that you use, there is generally a savings over individual phone circuits.
A T1 line is considerably more expensive than DSL riding on a single voice line, but it is also much more reliable and robust. A T1 offers separate circuits in each direction, both independently capable of up to 1.5 megabits per second. It can be delivered almost anywhere. Hence, if DSL is not available at your location, a T1 might be a viable alternative, even if you have fewer than ten voice lines.
T1s offer a great deal of flexibility. A T1 could run between two separate, quite distant locations to establish a secure high-speed connection. Through our switch, with T1 voice service we can provide a phone number for every desk, even though there are more desks than phone lines. A T1 can be split so that some channels provide voice, and others are reserved for Internet access. If you want to do video conferencing, a T1 is desirable due to its having the same bandwidth in both directions. If the 1.5 megabytes per second in each direction seems modest, we can bond more than one T1 to increase the speed.
The newest technology is Enterprise Internet, a service that provides from 1.5 to 40 megabits per second and costs less that the T1 or DS3 equivalent. There are distance limitations, but Enterprise Internet provides a wonderful solution for very high bandwidth at modest rates.
If you would like to learn more, please give Jan a call at 505-795-7105
in Santa Fe. She can work with you to find a solution that suits your requirements.