EFM Or Leased Lines?

So What Wins?

There are a lot of different technologies now available on the market when it comes to making your choice on an internet connection. Here we will take a look at the differences between EFM Ethernet First Mile and leased lines.

Whether it be speed, pricing, service level agreements including fix times – these are all questions that have a value to each individual so we will cover all for you below to help with your decision.

2Connect are in a position where whatever technology you decide on, you can be safe in the knowledge that we will offer you the best pricing. We can tailor any solution around your specific needs.

Is EFM Right For You?

EFM is known as Ethernet First Mile. It has the ability to offer your business speeds up to 35Mb which are totally symmetrical just the same as a leased line.

With pricing being around 60% lower than leased lines it also makes it a very appealing option. Lead times are also a lot quicker averaging around 45 days from order. On top of this, they also come as a fully managed service with router and 24/7 support so what’s not to like!

There is also no need to worry about excess charges which can occur with leased lines. EFM is either available or it isnt so very black and white. EFM uses copper pairs so from a resilincy perspective this is also good. If connectivity is lost to one of the pairs, the other remain live.

  • Price

    With pricing starting from £125.00 per month this really is a fantastic value product and 60% cheaper than leased lines.

  • Speeds

    With speeds available up to 35Mb and completely symmetrical, this is a fast option. The question is simple, is that enough?

  • Install Times

    Ethernet First Mile can be installed in around 45 days. This is fast compared to leased lines which average 75-90 days.

  • Support

    EFM support is very similar to a leased line. The service level agreement not as good but still comes with 24/7 support 365 days a year.

What About Leased Lines?

Leased lines are the ultimate in connectivity in the UK at the time of writing this. Prices have dropped dramatically over the year but they still come at a premium compared to Ethernet First Mile.

Leased Lines are completely dedicated to your business and have zero contention so the speeds you see are the speeds you will get. Unlike EFM, leased lines can be upgraded to higher speeds.

They also offer a better service level agreement comes with a 1/2 hour response, 4 hour fix compared to EFM which comes in at a 7 hour fix. They also run over fibre instead  of copper wich is the best technology for transferring data.

Yes you pay a higher price but you get a lot higher grade product and on top of that, knowing that you have complete peace of mind in the fact that you can upgrade your speed if you need more.

  • Price

    Compared to a few years ago, prices for leased lines have fallen dramatically which now make them even better value.

  • Speeds

    With speeds ranging from 10Mb right the way up to 10Gb there really is a speed for every business’s needs.

  • Support

    Our support is the highest in the industry offering a 99.999% SLA with a 1/2 hour response, 4 hour fix with 24/7/365 availability.

  • Bandwidth Upgrades

    As long as the correct bearer is in place at time of order, you can upgrade your speed whenever you want thoughout your contract.

Our Conclusion

Your internet connection regardless of whether you go for a leased line or EFM is completely down to personal preference and what suits your needs the most. To pick a winner would be shortsighted.

If you want a cost effective dedicated connection with a low price point and can cope with the lower speeds and lower service level agreement then maybe Ethernet First Mile is the right choice for you.

If you are happy to pay more and have more options available in terms of speed, future proofing your business, better service level agreements and a complete fibre solution then maybe a leased line is for you.

To help you make the right decision or to discuss in more detail, please feel free to contact us. We will be more than willing to offer our impartial advice to you.

Tel: 03300 770070      Email: sales@2connect.co.uk

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What Makes Us Stand Out From The Crowd?

We are a very unique company in our own right offering what the other companies simply cannot. As you can see below, these are just a few of the reasons we are different.

Great Pricing? It’s just the beginning!

  • Price Promise

    The only company of our type in the UK to offer this. Please grab a free quote from the top of this page!

  • Bespoke Solutions

    We offer completely free, impartial advice and can tailor a solution to whatever you require however complex it may be.

  • Support

    Our support really is non stop. From the first contact right the way through your whole journey, we’ll be with you at every step.

  • Increased Bandwidth

    As long as you have the correct bearer in place, you can upgrade your speeds mid-term to a higher amount future proofing the business.

  • Us!

    We pride ourselves on being different and breaking the mould. We are nothing without our customers who mean everything to us.

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