About T3 Internet Connection
The T3 Internet Line Described
A T3 (also called a DS3) connection carries 672 digital channels used for transporting data and voice information at 44.736 Mb a second, which is able to carry video and large databases on busy networks. The T3 Internet circuit has the ability to accommodate 672 people all surfing the Net at high speed simultaneously.
The T carrier actually comprises a collection of channels with no one individual channel tied to any one specific phone. When a channel gets assigned to carry voice or digital signals, it is assigned the task temporarily. Once the task has been completed, that channel is reassigned once more to the channel collection. Unless all channels are simultaneously in use, there will be a channel available at all times.
T3 circuits are restricted to approximately 180 meters between repeating stations. A customer who orders a T3 connection would ordinarily be supplied with a SONET circuit where it enters the building, which will be connected in turn to a multiplexer fitted inside a utility box. The familiar wiring of 2 coax cables, one for sending and one for receiving, with their BNC connectors attached, is usually supplied.
Businesses buying T3 connections would typically be large organizations that have high data traffic. This type of business may be an Internet Service Provider using the service as a backbone for its broadband offerings. Another type could be providers of VPN services, video conferencing, and corporate servers hosting their own applications. Software development companies also use these connections to download and upload their programs and to distribute any system patches that may be necessary. Printing is another industry that consumes huge amounts of bandwidth in order to transfer large amounts of graphics data in their files.
The Internet has changed shopping forever through the use of E-commerce online, which has silenced those critics claiming that no customer will ever buy a product without physically checking it. Many giant retailers now compete for T3 bandwidth in order to spread their products to more customers. The access and wide coverage of T3 connections has given these firms the ability to vastly increase their sales turnover.
The average user of the Internet may not require all the benefits that a T3 line can provide, but companies with many users can let their users talk on the telephone and access the Internet simultaneously using only one line. Not only does the T3 service supply high speed data transfers, reliability and high broadband availability, it also offers greater security.
A T3 connection costs more. The broadband companies utilize them as their network backbones. Because of the complexity of the circuits, specialized software and hardware are required to drive them. Those businesses contemplating installing T3 Internet circuits should read up on the burstable feature which allows multiple users to share lines.