Fractional DS3 price quotes are determined by distance between the central office (CO) where the circuit originates and the business location where the circuit terminates. Another major factor in determining fractional DS3 pricing is telecom provider competition for the business location where the bandwidth is needed. A key variable in determining fractional DS3 availability is proximity to a fiber-fed telecom CO.
Fractional DS3 price quotes and availability can be easily obtained by using the real-time pricing tool at the top of this page. Fractional DS3 is a good alternative for businesses that have outgrown bonded T1 (3 mbps to 12 mbps), but that do not need the bandwidth provided by a full DS3 (45 mbps). Fractional DS3 is available in speeds ranging from 5 mbps up to 45 mbps.
Fractional DS3 is commonly used for call centers, direct internet connection and MPLS networks. Once a fractional DS3 circuit is installed, upgrading bandwidth (up to the 45 mbps provided) can happen relatively fast, compared to installing a completely new circuit. Also, the bandwidth upgrade can happen with little or no installation cost. It is common for the price per megabit of bandwidth to decrease as the amount of bandwidth increases. Fractional DS3 requires the same facilities as a full DS3, as a result, fractional DS3 pricing is not proportional to full DS3 pricing when comparing price per megabit of bandwidth.
Fractional Fast Ethernet may be a cost saving option compared to fractional DS3. The pricing and availability of fractional Fast Ethernet are dependent upon your business location. Fractional Fast Ethernet is provided at speeds from 10 mbps up to 100 mbps. Burstable Fast Ethernet and burstable DS3 can also be less costly alternatives to fractional DS3, depending on your bandwidth usage.
To receive customized fractional DS3 price quotes and availability for your business location, please use the quoting tool at the top of this page. It’s free, real-time, easy to use and there is no obligation.