fractional T3

fractional T3

A service that provides less than full T3 capacity. Increments of 3 Mbps are typically provided.
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"Intermedia brings fractional T3 services to a segment of users that until now had great difficulty in justifying a T3.
On the network side, they are replacing traditional leased-line services, operating at speeds of 56 Kbps and higher, with frame relay-based virtual circuit services, operating at speeds up to fractional T3 (45 Mbps).
Meridian's plans to expand its current SMDS network includes migrating to higher-speed fractional T3 SMDS this year to replace the current T1 lines.