- On November 29, 2016
When businesses are looking for a new Internet solution, they will probably be faced with lots of broadband packages and offers from different providers. Choosing a business Internet service provider (ISP) can be challenging for everyone, especially business owners.
Although businesses must make cost comparisons, other factors beyond price determine the quality of service.
Both broadband and a leased line provide Internet access at a fixed subscription cost but with relevant differences:
- A leased line is a cost-effective data connection providing extremely fast transfer speeds. It is a dedicated connection and is not subject to contention with other users. It has a fixed bandwidth and offers identical upload and download speeds.
- Broadband has a variable bandwidth, asymmetric, faster for downloads than for uploads, and subject to contention with other users.
The main problem that Businesses are facing today is that multiple users want to use the broadband at the same time, slowing it down. They often find that even though they have an “unlimited” broadband, their high data transfer rates mean they are put into pools of higher users or “collared” by their network, slowing down their broadband because they overuse it.
According to a report by Beaming and to Midland Telecom latest Infographic, UK small businesses lost an astonishing £12bn last year due to internet outages. A survey of 500 small enterprises using a range of internet providers revealed 72% of respondents (roughly 3.9 million businesses) had experienced ‘internet downtime’ resulting in an average loss of £3,125, the equivalent of £521 per employee per year.
So whether a business is small or big, leased lines technology is often more convenient that the normal broadband because uncontended, fast and reliable.
At Midland Telecom we offer high-speed dedicated internet access, on a super reliable leased line, delivered quickly, at an affordable price. If you feel unsatisfied with your internet connection, don’t look further and get in touch today for a free quote.