In this post, we continue our foundation series for successful implementation of Business VoIP. We will review T-1 services provided by competitive local exchange phone companies. We will also review internet speed and reliability with a focus on implementing an IP Phone system.
T1 – T1 internet is a dedicated service provided to businesses from the traditional and competitive phone companies. This is a bi-directional service (same speeds for upload and download) which brings in 1.5 Meg of internet service for each T-1 implemented.
Speeds – T1 speeds are implemented in speeds of 1.5 Meg. The traditional T-1 speeds utilized are up to 9 Meg.
Reliability – T-1 service is a very reliable service for internet. With this type of internet service, you are provided a contract which guarantees you a refund if the service is down for longer than a period of time.
Positives – Reliability, plain and simple. For many years, T-1 internet service has been the staple of the business community. You can feel pretty confident your T1 service will be a reliable and working internet.
Negatives – Price and Speed. Each T-1 has a top speed of 1.5 Meg so you are basically capped out with this transport medium. Since T1s are delivered over traditional phone company infrastructure, they are going also to be costly on a per Meg basis against cable products.
Summary – If you are looking for high-reliability and higher price, then T-1 service is a sure best bet. What you are exchanging for a price, your business will gain in reliability and uptime. For our business clients, we suggest putting T1 service for IP Phones (over 10 handsets) and potentially moving their internet service to DSL or cable (based on availability). Has your CLEC T1 internet service worked for your VoIP phone system implementation? We welcome all comments.
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