Business Internet connections, frankly, for most business people, is a confusing topic so this page is a fast track lesson in Business Internet basics!
So let us help you demystify it a little – this is the aim of this web page….to help you understand the options and the differences in cost, performance, reliability, function and lead-time.
If you know what you want and you are a business or organisation in Kent, Sussex or London, then please just get in touch on 01892 578666. If you are outside this area we can still help you depending on your requirements.
For everyone else, please read on!
One of the first things to explain is that small businesses and organisations have been a little fortunate over the years in that many have managed to run their small operations on standard broadband (ADSL) often costing less than they pay for their SKY TV at home!
However, in recent years, as businesses and organisations move data, applications, services and servers (and telecoms) out of their premises effectively migrating to The Cloud, standard broadband (including fibre broadband) just doesn’t cut it in that it isn’t fast or reliable enough.
There is now quite a number of different types of business internet connection available to businesses and we cover each one in some detail here on this web page. These include ADSL (standard broadband), Bonded Broadband, FTTC Ethernet, EFM, Fibre Ethernet (Leased Lines), satellite and mobile broadband (4G and 5G). We also mention SIP and VoIP.
It is important to note that the choice of connection and therefore the performance varies from one premises to another. It is also worth pointing out that it takes us 5 MINUTES to check what you can get at any given location.
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It is also worth noting at this early juncture that fast private business internet connectivity (as opposed to regular public broadband) is now a lot more affordable than it used to be so many smaller businesses are now moving away from standard ADSL broadband. This is because the technology had improved as has the affordability and access – the UK government has also been subsidising the costs of certain connections (direct Fibre Ethernet connections) up to £ 2,800 and this is still the case (January 2018)!
The other major factor that has increased the uptake in faster and more expensive connections is the change that has taken place in voice and telephony as people migrate away from digital ISDN phone lines to VoIP, SIP and hosted telephony. In many instances, organisations can spend the money they save on ISDN on a more expensive and faster business internet connection which is dual purpose taking care of both voice and data.
We highly recommend you visit our purpose-made video and blog page here – What is a Leased Line?