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Competitive Pricing on T1, T3, DSL, DS1, DS3, OC3, and OC12 No Longer Available

Some of the carriers we used to represent include ACC Business (AT&T), Acceris, Broadwing, InfoHighway, Internap, MCI, ISG, New Edge Networks, Paetec, Qwest, Savvis, and XO.

What is DSL?

DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line and is a technology originally developed by AT&T back in the 1980s. Like a T1, a DSL line can potentially transmit up to 1.544 Mbps, although it is usually offered in smaller, fractional configurations for cost savings. It is transmitted over copper wires and is particularly well-suited for typical residential and small business installations. It comes in a number of "flavors" which primarily break down to ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) and SDSL (Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line). DSL has effectively replaced ISDN, a more expensive and lower capacity leased line product.

What Is a T1 Line?

A T1 is a standard digital transmission link in the United States with a capacity of 1.544 Mbps. The term was originally created by AT&T and refers to a level one transmission line. Also known as a DS1 (Digital Signal 1) line, it uses two pairs of normal twisted wires, the same as found in most residences. T1 lines handle 24 voice channels (PCM or Pulse Coded Modulation signals) at 64 Kbps each, but with more advanced digital voice encoding techniques, they can handle up to 30 voice channels. T1 lines can be transmitted over copper or fiber optics and are used to connect networks across remote distances using bridges and routers and can often be connected directly to new PBX systems with most T1 providers.

What Is a T3 Line?

A T3 is the equivalent of 28 T1 lines and can carry a DS-3 (Digital Signal 3) at 44.746 megabits per second. It's generally used for connecting larger computer networks. Also an AT&T term, T3 and DS3 are used interchangeably, just like T1 and DS1 are used interchangeably. T3 lines are usually transmitted over fiber optic connections.

What Is an OC3 Line?

A OC3 is the equivalent of 100 T1 lines or a little more than 3 T3 lines and can carry a total signal at 155 megabits per second. It's generally used for connecting very large computer networks and works only over fiber optic connections.

What Is an OC12 Line?

A OC12 is the equivalent of 400 T1 lines or a little more than 14 T3 lines and can carry a total signal at 622 megabits per second. It's generally used for connecting extremely large computer networks and works only over fiber optic connections.

What Is an OC48 Line?

A OC48 is the equivalent of 1600 T1 lines or a little more than 56 T3 lines and can carry a total signal at 2488 megabits per second. It's generally used for connecting extremely large computer networks to each other over long distances and works only over fiber optic connections.

 

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