T-1 is a trusted copper-wire technology that delivers reliable phone and Internet service. The term T-1 refers to the hardware - wiring, cable ends, jacks - needed to transmit digital voice and data signals over two balanced pairs of copper wire. One pair carries the signal in to your location (downloads) - the other transmits the signal out (uploads).
T1 and Bonded T1 Internet
T1 is the original business Internet and continues to be a reliable choice for businesses that
need consistent, reliable bandwidth to run their critical applications.
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Discover the advantages of T1 Internet
Secure your data line
Don’t compromise your data privacy with Cable or DSL. Our data circuits are not shared with other subscribers. It is a point-to-point private data connection between your company and the Internet.
Get 100% of your Internet speed
Unlike shared services like LTE, cable, DSL or FiOS that slow down during peak hours, T1's deliver your full bandwidth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—guaranteed.
Comes with a 99.9% service guarantee
All Tierzero dedicated circuits come with a 99.9% SLA. We guarantee both your bandwidth and uptime. You can read more about our Service Level Agreement here
Our T1's are directly connected to our voice network allowing you to seamlessly turn up Hosted PBX or SIP Trunks at any of your locations.
T1 and Bonded T1 Internet FAQ
What Is A T1?
What’s The Speed Of A T1?
A T1 line is made up of 24 separate Channels and each channel transmits at the exact 64Kbps speed required to make one phone call. Combined, the 24 Channels give the T-1 a total transmission speed of 1.54Mbps. That sounds low compared to Gigabit Fiber Optic Internet speeds for example, but there is value to keep in mind. T1 speed is symmetrical, meaning it’s the same whether uploading or downloading. A T1 line is usually dedicated, meaning no other subscriber shares the bandwidth which is good for security and reliability. Because T1 is exclusive and dedicated, as in, not shared with other subscribers, the speed is the speed is the speed, always, uploading and downloading.
What Is An Integrated T-1?
This is the term used when the 24 channels of the T1 are assigned to specific uses, such as voice or data. Sometimes a channel or two is assigned for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) link.
What Is A Full T-1?
A full T1 uses all 24 channels for a single purpose, either voice or data, but not both at the same time. A Voice T1, for example, dedicates all 24 channels for telephone use, while a Data T1 dedicates all the channels strictly for Data.
Why Get A T1?
Less often lately, but sometimes a T1 may be the best available option for your business. Why? Because there are multiple factors at play when comparing technologies. T-1’s point-to-point architecture makes a difference in consistency and reliability of service. The physical equipment such as the ports, multiplexers etc. at each end are monitored 24/7, preventatively, meaning problems are averted before they happen. If something does go wrong, engineers can isolate and physically reach a damaged component quickly because the architecture is both accessible and sort of self-reporting due to the monitoring protocol. It’s not quite - ‘spill on aisle ten’ - self-reporting, but it’s not far off. Problems in Cable and other technologies are less traceable because they don’t operate with the same level of monitoring and their maze-like infrastructure makes it harder to isolate a problem or get to it when it is located. The risk of downtime is not something many businesses care to take.
T1 is a far better option than DSL for example for many business locations. DSL is only possible within three miles of the central hub. Anything further away will suffer a signal too degraded for use. A T-1 can go much further distances since the signal is digital and is easily run through repeaters amplified as required.
What Is Bonded T1?
If your business needs faster speed than a T1 - and assuming other options like Fiber Optic Internet are not available at your location, bandwidth can be added by Bonding T1s together. A Bonded T1 fuses multiples of up to 8 T1s together to get faster, bigger bandwidth, with all the reliability of dedicated, symmetrical upload and download speeds - not to mention a trusted point-to-point technology that is monitored 24/7.
To know if T1 Internet is available at your location, call us at (800) 504-0000..
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