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Whether you’re looking for simple internet access or a full suite of business telecom services, we can help. TeleData Select provides telecom consulting at no fee to the customer. Our service assures that each customer gets the data and internet products that offer the flexibility and scalability that are tailored to their business model.
Fiber optic internet service
Fiber internet works using fiber-optic lines which are cables that contain strands of glass. Data is converted to flashes of light to relay digital information from one end to the other. This technology is often your fastest internet option, but advances in cable technology are quickly closing the gap and more affordable.
Fiber download speed tiers range from 25 Mbps to over 1Gig from internet providers. Fiber upload speeds easily beat coax cable internet. Upload speeds are an important consideration if you use video conferencing or sending large files. When comparing your options, make sure that you consider upload speeds.
Fiber optic internet isn’t as widely available as cable internet or DLS and can cost more
- Same download and upload speeds
- Guarantee service level agreements (SLA’s)
- Not as widely available as cable or DSL and generally cost more
- Long installation timeline
Ethernet Over Copper
Ethernet over Copper (EoC) uses traditional copper wires (a.k.a. POTS lines) to connect a company’s network to its broadband service provider. Depending on the service provider, it is capable of speeds from ranging from 3 megabits per second up to 45 megabits per second. EoC speeds are greatly impacted by distance. Degradations start at just 100 meters.
One of the biggest advantages offered by Ethernet over Copper is that it delivers symmetrical speeds. This means that EoC provides the same download and upload speeds, unlike cable and DSL, which typically offer greater download speeds and slower upload speeds.
- Uses widely available twisted pair wire and lower cost compared with fiber optic
- Flexibility of bandwidth and ability to deliver symmetrical speeds like fiber
- As with DSL, distance from the central office is a factor as EoC degrades after 100 meters
- Central offices with EoC equipment are limited
DSL Internet Service
Digital subscriber line (DSL) is a technology that is delivered over the telephone line. Since DSL uses different frequency bands for data, telephone calls and internet access work simultaneously.
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is the most commonly installed DSL technology for internet access. The term asymmetric means that uploading data is at a slower speed than downloading. Alternatively, with Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL), the downstream and upstream data rates are equal.
At this writing, download speeds for a basic DSL packages range from about 1 to 10 megabits per second. 1Mbps is really only suitable to for basic tasks such as web browsing and email. At the higher end, 6 Mbps or 7 Mbps is sufficient for music and standard video streaming, but would have a hard time delivering high-definition video streams if you have multiple devices connected to your Wi-Fi.
- Widely available
- Affordable compared with fiber optic
- Slower than fiber optic internet and typically slower than cable
- Actual download speeds rarely match the “up-to” speeds that providers advertise
Cable Internet Service
One of the most popular sources of broadband internet is via coaxial cable. The coaxial cable that is used to deliver cable TV provides much greater bandwidth than TV broadcast transmissions require. The extra bandwidth is used to achieve extremely fast access to the Web. Since cable TV has a wide footprint across the US, cable internet is widely available also.
Cable speed tiers usually start around 15 Mbps or 25 Mbps with high end solutions providing speeds from 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps. A thorough analysis of your needs should be performed to see if your usage will justify the added expense of the higher speeds.
Cable internet service tends to be more reliable than DSL and very affordable. A December 2016 report from the Federal Communications Commission found the majority of cable and fiber optic internet providers delivered download speeds as fast as or faster than advertised. DSL providers did not.
- More affordable than fiber internet for the same download speeds
- Faster and more reliable than DSL service
- No guarantee service level agreement (SLA’s)
- Upload speed is less that download speed
- Cable internet providers may not always be available for certain business locations
Fixed Wireless Internet
Fixed Wireless Internet is a fast-growing broadband internet service that uses stationary wireless access points to “beam” connectivity directly to customers within its coverage area.
Fixed Wireless providers are not always available in all markets. In many cases, the local Fixed Wireless Broadband provider will lease a fiber line from a larger provider and essentially resell service over their own last-mile infrastructure.
The main challenge in Fixed Wireless service is that the customer has to have line-of-site with the tower or roof that is broadcasting connectivity nearest to them. This means customers will need to have roof access, or be close enough to get it through a window.
- Good solution where cable or fiber infrastructure is not available, fast and affordable to install
- Can provide another layer of redundancy by bypassing in-ground fiber and cable internet service
- Limited coverage with line-of-sight limitations
- Not as widely available in many areas
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a routing solution that automatically directs data from one end of a network to another over the most efficient path available.
The benefit of an MPLS network is its ability to handle packets with particular characteristics (such as coming from particular ports or carrying traffic of particular application types) in a consistent fashion. Packets carrying real-time traffic, such as voice or video, can easily be mapped to low-latency routes across the network — something that’s challenging with conventional routing.
There is a downside though, this efficiency is costly to implement and own. There is also a long lead time for network changes and upgrades.
- Good solution where cable or fiber infrastructure is not available, fast and affordable to install
- More expensive and longer installation
A Software Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) is networking software that is applied to Wide Area Network (WAN) connections that connect enterprise networks – including branch offices and data centers – over large geographic distances.
An SD-WAN solution addresses network problems and operational challenges that occur when companies extend their networks over greater distances and sometimes across multiple carriers’ networks. The resulting WAN topology becomes more complex.
SD-WAN products can be physical or virtual appliances. They are placed where a company connects to its WAN, i.e. business offices, data centers, and even cloud platforms. These appliances can control application-level policies and offer less expensive consumer-grade internet links that act more like a dedicated circuit. The setup process is simple and can be performed by most branch personnel. A centralized controller allows for management of policies and traffic prioritization at remote sites. The SD-WAN then routes network traffic based on these policies and available network bandwidth. This helps ensure that application performance meets Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
- Affordable solution compared to MPLS service solutions
- Can provide active connections using separate redundant WAN internet providers
Rolta Advizex is a leading Hybrid Cloud solutions provider with over 10 offices located in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the US. Over the past couple of years, many of our office leases were expiring and we were evaluating moving them into new locations. We determined that this was the right time to review our current network and phone solutions that support each location based on performance, capabilities and cost. TeleData Select helped us perform a thorough cost analysis on all of our voice and data lines as well as phone systems and recommended new more cost effective alternatives. At the end of the project, our results were staggering:
– Installed redundant internet connections with 5-10x the previous amount of bandwidth at less than 50% of the previous costs
– Migrated all offices to a single, hosted VOIP system which also provided nearly $100K of annual savings in web and audio conferencing
– Removed all dedicated voice circuits and POTS lines tied to phone and fax services
– Implemented SD WAN to replace MPLS circuits for interoffice connectivity
– Eliminated over 25 monthly bills and vendor contracts
Aaron Tomlinson – Rolta Advizex
The time spent and the thorough analysis of our problem by TeleData Select was really a game changer for us
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