DS3 (T3)

When Fiber Isn’t Available, but T1 is Too Slow

Is your business experiencing rapid growth or slow Internet speeds but fiber is not available at a competitive cost? If so, you may also be unsure how to go about providing the right amount of support. With growth comes a need to support hundreds or even thousands of computers on a single network. Medium and large companies must allocate their resources wisely, so it is important to distinguish between the various Internet options available that will support a larger network. If your company uses the Internet for administrative purposes and has 100-5,000 computers spread across multiple floors or buildings, a DS3 (T3) connection might be ideal.

A DS3 (also called T3) Internet line is a large Internet pipe. DS3 lines offer a faster uploading process of data, because they are symmetrical, meaning they upload and download at the same speeds. DS3 lines are also full duplex lines, meaning users can download and upload information at the same time without clogging the data connections – something you cannot find on regular cable or DSL lines. DS3 lines are a larger version of a T1 circuit and are equivalent to 28 T1’s – providing a maximum internet speed of approx. 43M.

What’s in it for you?

Reduce Connection Costs. A DS3 line is less expensive than its T1 counterpart, and is significantly 28x faster.

Resolve Downtime Issues. When two DS3 (T3) circuits are deployed, and one DS3 (T3) goes down, the Internet stays up because the other DS3 is still operational.

Improve Internet Support and Speed. A DS3 can support hundreds or thousands of computers on a single network; and offers 43M synchronous download and upload bandwidth.

Available Features with Select Providers:

  • Burstable Bandwidth
  • Managed Router
  • Online bandwidth utilization reporting
  • Automatic Failover to DSL, 4G, etc.
  • BGP Routing