T1 Costs Los Angeles

Choosing a T1 line for your company is a big decision and should not be taken lightly. The two primary aspects that you should familiarize yourself with are bandwidth and network media variety.

The original T-carrier provides a bandwidth of approximately 1.544 megabits per second, which equates to 197.632 kilobytes per second. Multiple T-carrier lines can be multiplexed together in order to provide higher performance. A common configuration is T2, which provides 6.312 megabits per second. Comparing that to a single T1 line, the approximate performance provided by the T2 is 807.936 kilobytes per second. Another popular installation is T3, which is the equivalent of 28 individual T1 lines. This provides approximately 44.736 megabits per second of bandwidth, equating to 5,726.208 kilobytes per second.

In order to make the best choice for your company, you must determine how much bandwidth you actually need. If your company is fairly small and does not require the use of video teleconferencing and transmission of large files, a single T1 line may be sufficient for your needs. If your company is medium-sized or requires the aforementioned demanding tasks to be performed, a T2 line is a more appropriate choice. A T3 line is only necessary for a large company or one with bandwidth requirements that have been calculated to be very high. If your needs fall somewhere between these configurations, ask a T1 company in Los Angeles if they are able to install a T3 line with some of the channels disabled. This reduces T1 cost by incrementally reducing the available bandwidth.

Bear in mind that bandwidth is not the only factor that affects the experience your company will have utilizing their T1 line. One of the most important reasons to choose a T1 line over Cable is that T1 lines provide entirely dedicated connectivity. On Cable networks, all attached computers place a load on the same network regardless of if they are part of the same company. As a result, Internet Service Provider clients in other parts of California could be affecting the actual performance of your company's connection. During periods of high network strain, data packets can time out or collide and need to be resent. When using some communication protocols, data is never resent and can be lost entirely. In the case of video and audio teleconferencing and real-time stock trading, these lost pieces of data can result in corruption, delays and even the loss of potential revenue.

When choosing what network medium to use when having your local area network installed, consider using copper cabling instead of fiber optics. Fiber optics are usually not necessary for smaller businesses, such as those that would utilize a T1 or T2 line.