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Fractional T1 Service

A fractional T1 (DS1) is actually a bandwidth limited T1 connection that is fixed at a fractional portion of a 1.54Mbps full duplex T1 connection to the Internet. Typical fractional connections are available at 256Kbps, 512Kbps, or 768Kbps. Full Duplex means that the T1 will run at its rated speed in both directions (upload and download) at the same time. We guarantee up time and throughput on all of our T1 circuits.

The reliability and performance of your Internet feed depends highly upon the quality, competence, connectivity, and engineering of your ISP. That is why T1s will vary greatly among vendors. Although your local loop may be able to carry 1.5Mbps of data, many ISPs will not have the bandwidth to deliver that much data. We have seen low cost T1s sold as full-1.5Mbps that could not even deliver 768kbps. Most smaller ISPs will only have one or two T1s for their Internet backbone. With our fiber optic OC-3 connection to SBC, and our redundant licensed microwave link to AT&T, Rock River Internet can provide your business with fractional, burstable, shared, full, protected, or bonded T1 (DS1) service at lower costs than our competitors and with the reliability, service, and expert local support, that our customers have come to appreciate.

We have multi-homed DS-3 connections on diverse paths from the Internet backbone to our downtown Rockford NOC (Network Operations Center). We use redundant Cisco 7200 family core routers running HSRP for automatic failover and BGP4 routing protocol. Our network has fault tolerance that is unsurpassed in the Rockford area. We are not at the mercy of any one provider's stability and are engineered to run 24/7/365.

All of our dedicated connections include 24/7 monitoring for performance and connectivity and include back-up mail queuing at no additional charge.

Call us today at 815-968-9888 or send us an e-mail with your bandwidth requirements and business location for a custom quote.

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