Finding a Suitable T1 Provider
Telecommunications contracts can be much like a marriage and as we all know there are good and bad marriages. The fact is, when you commit to a telecommunications contract with a T1 provider for an acceptable amount of bandwidth or voice service, you will need to enter into a long term contract. Telecommunications contracts for T1's and T3's normally range from 1 years to 3 years. Anything longer than a 3 year contract is generally only seen for very large applications like OC3 and OC12 or complex frame relay connections with many nodes. While the term of the contract will not be a drawback if you have the right provider, the contract could prove enormously burdensome with an unsuitable provider.
We suggest using a broker to walk you through your options and explain to you the providers and services offered in Albert Lea. A broker or independent agent can help reduce the time it takes you to shop around for a T1 provider by asking you the questions once and investigating multiple providers to get the service that is right for you. The agent helps steer clear of the bias you will receive when speaking with one vendor as the agent will be paid no matter which service you choose. As the agent doesn't work with a specific provider like AT&T or Sprint, he or she will not push you in that direction if they are not right for you.
Bear in mind that the T1 provider you select will be your partner for quite some time so take caution in your decision. The worst thing with being with a bad provider is the fact that it will affect your business. Dropped calls or an Internet connection that goes down can be disastrous to a business. We found that the larger companies like AT&T and Sprint will release companies from long term contracts it if is shown that the voice or data T1 service was faulty on a regular basis, however the release from such a contract will not help recover from the damages of the lost calls and e-mails from the poor service. When shopping for a T1 provider we suggest using a broker and asking for referrals from current customers to give you an indication of what you can expect.
We help you with MN Frame Relay. This page is a quick list of the products specifically offered by T1Market in Albert Lea.
As we go forward, our goal is to continuously improve our product offerings. We now deliver business products usually utilized by larger companies, specifically: OC3, MPLS network service, gigabit ethernet, and cloud computing bandwidth delivered over a fiber optic backbone. Several of our carriers also offer free managed Cisco routers for multi-year contracts. Mainly, our objective is to build a bond with you - our client - that will last for years to come. Obtaining your trust is exactly what we do here. Conserving you cash on affordable MPLS services is precisely how we keep it.