DS3 Service in the Los Angeles Market Written by Michael Lemm
Searching for a DS3 in Los Angeles? Bandwidth has never been cheaper and Los Angeles is no exception to this. Many telecom companies built out their infrastructure in Metro cities and with crash that has taken place since 1999 many of these companies have seen usage of their pipes decrease significantly. The infrastructure that was laid is a fixed cost that companies are eager to recover. The result of reduced number of businesses in market seeking service and drop in pricing has created a buyers market.
In a buyers market remember that you can push and probably get concessions from carrier but also remember that all carriers are not created equally. Many carriers may appear to offer a bargain price but you may be several hops from internet and have a problem with latency. You may also be using a small carrier that hasn't actually checked capacity of CO before you sign your contract and can't even deliver service they promised. The only way you'll discover this is when you start using your connection and find that at peak traffic times your connection is bogged down at a level below that which was guaranteed.
Finding the Right DS3 Bandwidth Provider Written by Michael Lemm
Telecommunications contracts can be much like a marriage and as we all know there are good and bad marriages. The fact is, when you enter into a telecommunications contract with a DS3 Bandwidth provider for reasonable amount of bandwidth or voice service you will have to enter into a long term contract. Telecommunications contracts for T1's and DS'3s/T3's typically range from 1 years to 3 years. Anything longer than a 3 year contract is usually only seen in very large applicatons like OC3 and OC12 or complex frame relay connections with many nodes. While term of contract will not be a problem if you have right provider, contract could prove extrememly burdomsome with wrong provider.
We suggest using a broker to walk you through your options and show you providers and services available. A broker or independent agent can help reduce time it takes you to shop around for a DS3 provider by asking you questions once and searching through multiple providers to get service that is right for you. The agent helps steer clear of bias you will receive when speaking with one vendor as agent will be paid no matter which service you choose. As agent doesn't work with a specific provider like AT&T or Sprint, he or she will not push you in that direction if they are not right for you.