Unlike typical shared broadband services, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) is a private connection. Therefore, you don’t compete with other neighboring businesses for bandwidth usage. Employee productivity is supported with high-capacity networks that enable fast file transfer, crystal-clear VoIP calls, and fast data backup.
Fiber optic service delivers the best dedicated bandwidth straight to your office, supporting your business-critical applications.
Fiber Optic Internet, sometimes called Fiber Optic Cable Internet, is the transmission of data by light signals that travel on a fiber encased in a cable. The signal is known for being extremely fast and especially strong over large distances – up to 40 miles, without having to boost the signal. Fiber optic cables send data at a rate that is only 31% slower than the speed of light. This equates to a capacity of about 250-1000 megabytes per second. Cable broadband connections have a maximum of only 50 megabytes per second. Unlike copper telephone lines used for broadband internet services, fiber optic cables can carry large bundles of information at one time. Telephone lines were only meant to transfer audio (phone conversations), whereas optic cables were designed to handle all types of data including video, text, and multimedia.
Fiber optic and cable broadband internet systems both use fiber optic cables to transfer data from one location to another. It’s actually the means of covering the distance between your nearest local street cabinet and your office building that separates a fiber optic connect from a cable one. With a cable broadband system, the fiber optic cables end at your street cabinet. From there they are sent to your office building via copper telephone line. With a fiber optic system, data is sent from the street cabinet to your office via coaxial cable – a thick type of electrical cable that transmits signals more effectively. Compare Fiber to DSL and Cable technologies that transmit data over copper wires, which are sensitive to electrical disruptions, and can only travel up to about 300 meters without needing a signal boost.
A recent study by McAfee showed by 83% of businesses store sensitive data in the cloud. This means that employees are constantly accessing cloud storage services, private and public, like AWS, Azure, Google Drive, and Dropbox, to find important files. The more information stored on these sites, the slower the files will load. This is particularly true when companies are relying on a broadband internet connection since downloading times are significantly slower on these networks.
The amount of video consumption taking place online has skyrocketed in recent years. Streaming video in particular requires significant bandwidth. This means businesses that conduct many web-based conference calls, or regularly stream live video content, require a more robust internet solution. With fiber optic cable internet, employees and business owner’s need not worry about videos lagging during peak times of the day, when multiple team members are using the web simultaneously, or watching live footage only to see pixelated, low-quality footage.
Having software that updates itself when new versions or fixes are released is extremely convenient. It allows employees to focus more time on operational tasks, eliminating the need to manually update programs. But, opting for automatic updates means your computer is constantly scanning for new versions of software and using bandwidth as these updates are completed in the background. For those broadband services, these constant scans and downloads can chew through bandwidth fast, slowing down internet connections and making other tasks more time-consuming.
Fast, scalable and predictable bandwidth comes with Business Ethernet. With greater resilience at high speeds, there is no better value for demanding business environments.
Symmetrical Business Ethernet connections offer low latency and high bandwidth. The service is less expensive than a bonded T1 line and requires less on-premises equipment than comparable T1 services. Higher speeds can often be provisioned on existing circuits, making ethernet a cost-effective and reliable way to scale and support bandwidth needs.
Symmetric Ethernet speeds, ranging from 2x2 Mbps to 100x100 Gbps, are available in over 800 central offices across 50 major markets in the continental United States.
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