Dedicated (T1) Internet Access
With the proliferation of cable and DSL Internet access, many have concluded that dedicated services such as T1 are no longer needed. Nothing could be further from the truth. While many applications can be well served by these newer technologies, they are still "subscriber" class services and are not as reliable as a true dedicated connection. If your business really depends on the Internet for its day to day operations, dedicated access is the only way to go. Each T1 circuit can carry a maximum of 1.5Mbits/sec of data. If you need even more bandwidth, we can bond 2, 3 or 4 T1 circuits together, giving you up to 6Mbits/sec.
T1 Internet service requires the establishment of a permanent circuit (local loop) from your location to ours and the price of this circuit is distance sensitive. FBS.NET has taken a rather unusual approach to pricing T1 Internet access. As with all our services, we do not require a contract for T1 service. However the telephone company that supplies the local loop does. So we will have you contract directly with the telephone company for the local loop and we will supply the Internet services through our redundant IP network. Many companies offer full T1 and an assortment of fractional T1 services. The fact is, the local loop and equipment are the same for a full T1 as for a fractional T1. Therefore, we only offer full T1 service. Our pricing is very competitive because we only charge you for the bandwidth you actually use each month. We use a program called MRTG to sample your bandwidth use every five minutes. This information is averaged and graphed, making it very easy to determine your average utilization. Click here for an example.
Each month, you will be billed by the telephone company for your local loop charges and by FBS for your Internet access. You are billed in advance each month; the price is determined by the bandwidth you consumed during the previous month, using the following table. Utilization numbers are taken from the Yearly table; we add Average In and Average Out to calculate your usage.