We frequently get calls from business owners looking for faster internet options. More often than not, we learn that they already have a high speed cable installation. The cost for business class internet over coax is hard to beat and it is widely available. The challenge comes with the asymmetric nature of its bandwidth speeds. This means that download speeds are much faster than upload speeds. Additionally, coax bandwidth is shared with a number of other subscribers in the area. If multiple users in a cable region are running bandwidth intensive applications at the same time, everyone’s speed can be a fraction of the promised speed. This constraint will become more and more impactful as the trend towards moving applications and services to the cloud continues.
The solution we have had success with in this case is Business Class Fiber Internet. Especially now that fiber has become more available. Business Class Fiber Internet provides much faster upload and download speeds than coax. Fiber is not a shared service so speeds can be guaranteed and backed up by an SLA (Service level Agreement). If fiber is available to your location, there has never been a better time to shop for business class fiber internet. Prices are better than ever and there are more and more options.
Fiber is now so widely available that we can often compare quotes from multiple suppliers outlining pricing for multiple fiber options. Solutions that offer guaranteed up and down bandwidths of 50meg, 100Meg and 250Meg speed options.
If your business is needing a faster internet connection and you are not sure who to call or how to shop for the best price, it might be a good idea to reach out to a Telecom Broker and let them do all the work for you. Kind of like using Amazon to find the best pricing and options for your business. Check out a past blog we wrote about Factors to consider when working with a Telecom Broker. Or check out 5 Things your business should consider when making a telecom Change.
Teledata Select offers a whole range of services that will help you meet your business goals. Starting with a complimentary review of your current telecommunication bills to identify errors and find opportunities for savings, better service and more functionality. We also offer project management for new service implementation and infrastructure installs, including fiber and low voltage cabling. Call us at 404-257-1502 to discuss your current Telecom Service Solution and what you would like to get out of it. Or send us a note via This Link to start a no obligation discussion of your specific business technology needs.
John Hagan is President of TeleData Select, a Telecommunications Consultant located in Atlanta, Ga serving customers throughout the US and overseas. His company provides business solutions for voice, data, mobile and cloud solutions for both large and small businesses. Contact John or his team for a complimentary telecom audit to make sure you’re getting the best value for communication services. The savings you receive could offset the cost of purchasing a new Hosted or Premise based solution.