Introduction to T1

We are experiencing a breakneck growth in the interconnection of personal computers, terminals and telephones in the business environment.

T1 technology is proving to be a cost-effective means of linking voice and data, both inter-office and intra-office, and serves as an alternative to high speed modems for data transport.

There is significant discussion these days about "T1 Gateways" and "T1 trunks" as the cost from the various phone companies of these services goes down.

Users are discovering that it costs less to have a T1 trunk than a series of leased telephone lines in a point-to-point topology. This increase in the use of T1 requires a fundamental understanding of the technology.