The type of internet connection you choose to use for your business can have a significant impact on its day to day running capabilities and the efficiency of your workforce. When it comes to picking the best option for your business, it’s important to compare the differences between traditional internet connections with that of a dedicated internet connection as each will be able to offer something different. EFM (Ethernet in the First Mile) and leased lines, for example, are both types of dedicated internet connections. They, unlike the traditional broadband internet that most businesses use, allow for your company to have their own private network so you are able to have a consistent bandwidth speed at your disposal. With broadband, the connection is divided up between local users so you are effectively using a shared service that can potentially mean that bandwidth speeds fluctuate and slow down during peak usage times. So, with that being said, what are the benefits of using dedicated internet for your business?
A Reliable Connection
If you have ever experienced being left without an internet connection in your workplace, you know how much of a setback that can be. With a dedicated internet service you can be sure that the connection will have a service level agreement which means that any connectivity problems will be solved quickly, ensuring minimal disruption is caused.
Dedicated internet ensures that you are able to have unlimited and isolated access to the bandwidth and do not have to compete with other users in the area. This means that you ultimately receive the highest standard of performance at all times, both upstream and downstream. If your business frequently makes client calls online or downloads large files on a regular basis, then dedicated internet will be the ideal choice for you.
The bandwidth speed with dedicated internet is ideal for those who would prefer to only pay for the amount of internet that they use and can be adapted to your particular requirements. It also allows for your business to use more cost effective cloud services as you are better able to get a consistent speed both inward bound and outward bound.
Which is best for your business?
When deciding between installing traditional or dedicated internet for your business, the most important thing to consider is how important it is for your workforce to have access to high performing and consistent internet connectivity at all times. Furthermore, the type of dedicated internet you choose may also depend on how quickly you need access to the internet – EFM can be installed in 15 days whereas a leased line can take a little longer. Choosing a dedicated internet connection over a traditional one can be more time consuming, however the overall payoff in terms of investing in a more productive workforce in the long term, makes the wait worthwhile.
If you’re considering installing a dedicated internet connection in your workplace and would like to know more about our services, do not hesitate to contact us.