Internet

From Fractional T1’s to OC-192 Internet connections and from FastE Internet GigE connections, Sagewood Group can help you meet your timelines and network objectives while keeping you within your budget.

Business Class Cable/DSL

Business Class Cable Internet offers serious speed advantages over DSL. Some companies like to use Cable as a back-up to their main T-1 or Fiber service or for load balancing. Business Class Cable or DSL may be good options if fast deployment is required. Cable can often be installed in as little as 5 days. Services are geographically limited by the cable provider’s footprint and no SLA (Service Level Guarantee) is typically provided. Because your particular cable Internet is shared with other customers in the area, speeds may vary depending on the number of online users at a given time. DSL speeds are limited by the distance you are from the phone company central office.

DS1/DS3

A DS1 (more commonly called “T1”) line can carry about 192,000 bytes per second. It is also extremely reliable. Carriers offer Service Level Agreements that guarantee speeds and up-time on T1s. This means a faster time to repair than DSL or Cable products that were originally designed for residential use. For general browsing, a few users may share a T1 line comfortably. If users are downloading MP3 files, large PDF files, or video files simultaneously, available bandwidth can be a problem. Multiple T1s may be bonded together for faster speeds.

A large company needs something more than a single T1 line. The following list shows some of the common line designations:

  • DS0 – 64 k­ilobits per second
  • ISDN – Two DS0 lines plus signaling (16 kilobytes per second), or 128 kilobits per second
  • DS1 or T1 – 1.544 megabits per second (24 DS0 lines)
  • DS3 or T3 – 43.232 megabits per second (28 T1s)
  • OC3 – 155 megabits per second (84 T1s)
  • OC12 – 622 megabits per second (4 OC3s)
  • OC48 – 2.5 gigabits per seconds (4 OC12s)
  • OC192 – 9.6 gigabits per second (4 OC48s)

Ethernet Local Loop

If available, Ethernet Local Loops are flexible, high-bandwidth solutions that can be used for both data and voice traffic. The Ethernet standard defines four data rates: Ethernet (10 Mb/s), Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s), GigE (1000 Mb/s or 1 Gb/s), and 10 GigE (10,000 Mb/s or 10 Gb/s). This proven technology allows you to easily add more bandwidth without the time delay and expense of ordering and installing additional facilities. Ethernet Local Loop allows you to:

  • Purchase bandwidth in increments ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps, often without a change to your fiber-fed loop.
  • Have low equipment costs and a level of scalability far greater than similar TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) solutions.
  • Employ easy integration and backward compatibility.
  • Deliver cost-effective, high-volume bandwidth for your organization.
  • Simplify your premises-based equipment with the universal hand-off.

Fiber

Fiber-optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber. Because of its advantages over electrical transmission, optical fibers have largely replaced copper wire communications in core networks in the developed world. Fiber comes in many flavors. Carrier grade Ethernet is offered in speeds of 10M up to 10-GigE. Most carriers price their fiber based on distance from the central office to your location. Our search tools enable us to quickly determine which providers and speeds are available at your location. 

GigE

Gigabit Ethernet transmission provides a data rate of 1 billion bits per second, or 1000M. GigE is carried primarily on optical fiber (with very short distances possible on copper media). Existing Ethernet LANs with 10 and 100 Mbps cards can feed into a Gigabit Ethernet backbone. A standard Ethernet (or GigE) hand-off to your facility means there is no need for proprietary equipment. You continue to use the hardware that works best for you. GigE comes in two main flavors:

Burstable Gig-E Internet Services
Burstable Gig-E Internet service allows you to choose a bandwidth range that meets your needs. Maximum physical port speed determines the maximum bandwidth that you are able to “burst” up to. Monthly pricing is based upon actual bandwidth usage and set billing tiers. 

Tiered (Capped) Gig-E Internet Services
With Tiered Gig-E Internet service, you set the bandwidth level that is available to you at all times (specific tiers range between 100 and 1000 Mbps). With this option, there are no billing surprises as you receive a set monthly price based upon the tier you choose.

 

Point-to-Point (“private line”)

Point-to-Point Solutions provide protected bandwidth that carry data and voice traffic over an exclusive, highly secure network. They provide dependable data transfer of sensitive and critical communications between locations that access each other’s information. Point-to-Point Solutions can help maximize the performance and effectiveness of a wide range of applications, including Private Cloud Services, networking, video & imaging, file sharing, and merchant transactions.

SONET (Synchronous Optical Network)

An optical network provides a dedicated local access solution that delivers fiber-based, physically diversified connectivity. In the event of a cable failure, SONET’s path-protection switching enables traffic to be rerouted from the primary path to a protected path. This built-in survivability helps ensure that your data gets where it needs to go, even during major network events. Synchronous optical networks offer:

  • Reliable Performance and Unsurpassed Survivability assuring 99.999% uptime.
  • Speeds up to OC-192.
  • Customizable configurations.
  • Flexibility;  Available in speeds from OC-3 to OC-192.
  • Seamless connection of all your locations thus creating your own private, fiber-based network.
  • Redundant ring architecture.
  • Configurability to the optimal design for your organization’s network needs.
  • High-capacity power to run data applications, video, voice, and other bandwidth intensive content over your network without interruption.

T1/T3 – 1.544 Mbps to 45 Mbps

A T1 (also called a “DS1”) ­line can carry about 192,000 bytes per second. It is also extremely reliable. Carriers offer Service Level Agreements that guarantee speeds and up-time on T1s. This means a faster time to repair than DSL or Cable products that were originally designed for residential use. For general browsing, a few users may share a T1 line comfortably. If users are downloading MP3 files, large PDF files, or video files simultaneously, available bandwidth can be a problem. Multiple T1s may be bonded together for faster speeds.

A large company needs something more than a single T1 line.  The following list shows some of the common line designations:

  • DS0 – 64 k­ilobits per second.
  • ISDN – Two DS0 lines plus signaling (16 kilobytes per second), or 128 kilobits per second.
  • DS1 or T1 – 1.544 megabits per second (24 DS0 lines).
  • DS3 or T3 – 43.232 megabits per second (28 T1s).
  • OC3 – 155 megabits per second (84 T1s).
  • OC12 – 622 megabits per second (4 OC3s).
  • OC48 – 2.5 gigabits per seconds (4 OC12s).
  • OC192 – 9.6 gigabits per second (4 OC48s).

Fixed Wireless/Wireless Internet

Fixed wireless is the operation of wireless devices or systems used to connect two fixed locations (e.g., buildings) with a radio or other wireless link, such as laser bridge. 

Fixed Wireless Internet is flexible, scalable, cost-effective and easy to deploy. It offers an alternative last-mile data and voice transport solution. It can complement or replace a portion of your existing physical network infrastructure. 

Fixed Wireless Internet is a great solution for construction trailers and other locations where fiber in the ground isn’t available. The biggest challenge is making sure the ISP has line of sight. Wireless Internet is offered with symmetrical downstream and upstream speeds starting at 3M, depending on your location.