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Most of the private line service providers in North America are listed below alphabetically with a short description of their services.  For detailed availability or to receive pricing information, just click on the company's name.  To receive private line information from all the private line providers servicing your area just enter your information here.  As of November 2003, T1 pricing in both the United States and Canada ranges from about $550 USD (at the lowest) to about $1200+ USD per month depending on a variety of factors.  If you know a good T1 provider that isn't on this list please contact us.

Allegiance Telecom  |  airBand  |  AT&T  |  Birch Telecom |  Bellsouth   |  Broadwing  |  BTi  |  BtNAccess |  Clearpath  |  Covad  |  |  Electric Lightwave  |  Global Crossing  |  ICG Communications  |  MCI/Worldcom  |  Mpower Communications |  Netifice-Epoch  |  New Edge Networks  |  Nextweb  |  Onramp Access  |  PaeTec Communications  |  Phoenix Internet  |  Qwest  |  Savvis Communications  |  SBC (CA/NV) |  SkyPipeline  |  Shaw Big Pipe  |  TelePacific  |  US Signal |  Verio/NTT  |  WAN Solutions  |  XO Communications  |  Xspedius Communications

Allegiance Telecom, Inc.
A facilities-based integrated communications provider (ICP) offering small to medium-sized business customers a competitive, one-stop-shopping package of telecommunications services, including local, long distance and a full suite of Internet services.
AT&T is among the premier voice, video and data communications companies in the world, serving businesses, consumers, and government. AT&T and its subsidiaries furnish domestic and international long distance, regional, and local communications services and Internet communications services.  With approximately $37 billion of revenues, AT&T has relationships with about 50 million consumers and 4 million business customers, who depend on AT&T for high-quality communications. AT&T has garnered several awards for outstanding performance and customer service.
Bell South
[Not currently a T1 Shopper partner]  The BellSouth Corporation is a communications services company providing local and long-distance voice and data services to more than 44 million customers in the United States and 14 other countries. The Company provides an array of voice, broadband data and e-commerce solutions to business customers.
Birch Telecom
Formed in 1997, Birch is a local and nationwide provider of T1 data services.  The Company was one of the first companies to be certified in the Midwest to provide competitive local phone service. In February 1998, the company merged with Valu-Line Companies of Emporia, Kan., which had provided long-distance to Kansas customers for 16 years. Most recently, Birch merged with Ionex Telecom (March 2003), creating one of the largest competitive telephone service providers in the southern and central United States. The combined company now serves more than 500,000 telephone lines across 10 states and employs about 1,800 people
Formed in 1983, Business Telecom, Inc. is a full service regional telecommunications carrier offering full IP data, voice, and other managed services. Providing services in Southeastern United States, the Company owns and operates 14 Lucent 5E 2000 local switches, four Alcatel 600E tandem long distance switches and over 4,400 miles of fiber giving you a fast, reliable connection.
BtNAccess is a global communications carrier with network operations centers in Hong Kong and Ashburn, Virginia.  Owned by PCCW and HKT, the Company has a full range of offerings worldwide ranging from T1, E3 and OC-12 to MPLS VPN and collocation services.
Covad Communications Group, Inc.
Covad provides nationwide services to both business and consumer end-users. Its services include a range of high-speed, high-capacity Internet access connectivity and related services using DSL, T1, Virtual Private Network, and firewall technologies.  The Company also possesses a digital subscriber line (DSL) network not owned by a traditional telephone company. This national network encompasses more than 1,700 central offices in operation across the United States in 94 metropolitan statistical areas, and passes more than 40 million, or approximately 40% to 45% of all homes and businesses in the United States.
Overview being written
Is a nationwide and global provider of multimeg data and voice transport. The Company provides DS3, OCx data and voice dark fiber, metro and global IP and transport services. . The Level 3 network currently includes local loops in 36 cities in the U.S. and Europe. The entire network includes an approximately 16,000-mile US intercity and 3,600-mile Pan-European network interconnected by a high-capacity transoceanic cable system. The Company recently acquired Genuity which further extends their network offerings.  T1 Shopper utilizes the services of Nexgen Bandwidth Solutions for our Level 3 billing and sales support due to their aggressive pricing structure.
Is a nationwide provider of T1, multi-T1, DS3 and OCx services as well as Managed IP VPN services and security services. Netifice recently acquired Epoch Networks extending the Company's offerings to new markets.
New Edge Networks
A national business provider of frame relay and dedicated high-speed Internet access in 30 major metropolitan areas. New Edge has one of the largest DSL coverage footprints for small and midsize cities across the country.
>SAVVIS Communications Corporation
SAVVIS is a global managed service provider that delivers IP VPNs (Internet protocol virtual private networks), managed hosting and Internet services to mid-sized/Global 2000 enterprises along with the financial services market. The SAVVIS data communications network spans 110 cities in 45 countries, encompassing the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, The Middle East, Asia and The Pacific Rim. More than 4,700 financial institutions -- including 75 of the top 100 worldwide banks and 45 of the Top 50 brokerage firms.  SAVVIS is a data-only network meaning it doesn't provide traditional voice dial-tone services.
SkyPipeline, Inc.
SkyPipeline is a California regional and local provider broadband wireless Internet service provider. Offering dedicated Internet service ranging from 256 Kbps to 8 Mbps, the Company is offering services in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.  As part of the recently formed (March 1st, 2003) SkyWeb Alliance, SkyPipeline has extended it's offerings to San Diego, Ontario, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland areas.  (Editor's note: As a prerequisite to joining the the T1 Shopper Network, all wireless T1 Carriers must extend to their clients a published Service Level Agreement covering at a minimum both uptime, CIR, and latency.)
Overview being written
Sprint is a nationwide and global telecommunications carrier. The Company was the first to produce the world's only all-digital, fiber-optic network. Today it is based on a backbone operating at OC48 and OC192 speeds. The Company's offerings include Fractional T1, T1, Multi-Megabit, DS3, as well as OC3, OC12, and OC48 fiber connections. The Company has local presence in the European, Asian Pacific, and South American regions, and has services available in more than 100 countries. The Company has been in existence for more than 100 years, with an international presence for more than 25 years.
Overview being written
Verio/NTT Communications
Verio is a nationwide and global telecommunications carrier offering T1 and multimeg data services primarily in the United States and Asia with extended offerings in UK, Europe and Australia. The Company is the world's largest web hosting provider and has grown rapidly, establishing a global presence through the acquisition, integration and organic growth of more than 54 local, regional, national and international providers of Internet connectivity, Web hosting and other enhanced Internet services. Verio is a data-only network meaning it doesn't provide traditional voice dial-tone services.
MCI is a nationwide and global communications company offering Internet, voice and data services in over 65 countries with 20 million customers around the globe.  The Company's network spans 96,000 route miles connecting over 87,000 buildings around the globe in over 100 countries and operates at speeds up to OC-192, the fastest available in today's market. The Company also offer data center service in over 70 data centers throughout the world.  The Company is the largest competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in the US, and is also currently in reorganization under Chap. 11 protection.
XO Communications
Overview being written
Xspedius Communications
Xspedius is a regional facilities-based telecommunications service provider.  The Company delivers services over its own networks and supporting switching and routing equipment. The Company has 36 local area fiber-optic or broadband networks with a total of 3,500 fiber route miles in key metropolitan markets. To support advanced, high-speed data transport, the Company has a nationwide ATM-based multi-service network.  The Company has private, as well as public, peering interconnections to ensure customer traffic is routed quickly and reliably.

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