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Burstable T1 Service

A burstable T1 (DS1) is a 1.54Mbps full duplex connection to the Internet that cannot always deliver the full rated speed usually due to traffic congestion. Many times you will find that what you bought as a "guaranteed full T1" is actually a burstable or shared T1 and only runs 1.54Mbps from your business to your ISP where the bottleneck begins. A reputable company will correctly label this as a burstable T1 and document the product with a CIR (Commited Information Rate) which is the minimum guaranteed rate and an MIR (Managed Information Rate) which is its maximum speed.

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 sales@rockriver.net with your bandwidth requirements and business location for a custom quote.

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