BitCo: Business Broadband vs Dedicated Fibre Internet: Which One is the Better Option?

When it comes to the internet, there are many ways you can get connected. That said, there are some important differences to take note of. Read on to discover the difference between broadband and dedicated fibre internet to help you determine which option is best for your business.

What is broadband Fibre?

Broadband Fibre products are designed to be cost effective for small to medium size businesses, who may not require a guaranteed throughput or uptime connectivity service. Data is transmitted via a shared network. Therefore, when others in the network are using the same line, your internet speeds can become compromised, affecting top speeds being reached.

What is dedicated fibre?

This means your internet line is used by your business alone, and the data you’re uploading and downloading is more secure and transmitted faster. Speeds are not affected as the line is not shared. There is no contention on a dedicated line. Dedicated Fibre also comes with operational uptime guarantees and is not a best effort service like broadband fibre. Dedicated fibre is also symmetrical, meaning the upload and download speeds are the same. This is especially important when relying on cloud-based services among your other business operations. 

Installation: If trenching is required installation can take 4 – 6 months. If no trenching is required and the building/ office park already has infrastructure the installation the lead time is approximately 8 – 10 weeks.

Support 

Other notable differences include the level of support and turnaround times of fixing internet-related issues. Based on the type of technology used in broadband solutions, issues can take a lot longer to resolve, while if there are issues on a dedicated fibre line it is resolved quickly within SLAs and uptime guarantees. While these are rare occurrences, they can impact your business.

Reliability

As we mentioned above, having dedicated fibre internet is more secure for businesses as there is no shared line. This reliability also extends to speed, since you can count on a constant speed, whereas broadband internet can become throttled due to high volumes of usage, which can slow down productivity in the office. 

Price

Broadband internet is often the cheapest option on the market.. A dedicated fibre line is a fixed price for the full stack of benefits of having a dedicated line. 

Based on the above, it is clear that the advantages of having dedicated fibre internet for your business far outweigh the benefits of broadband. This is the better option as there is better support, more security, increased reliability. The increased cost is well worth it, especially considering that the world of business is becoming increasingly digitised.

In the world of business, time is money. Therefore, time wasted on buffering can be costly in more ways than one. Speak with us BitCo, a national tier 1 internet service provider about getting your business connected to a dedicated fibre line. 

Sourced from: BitCo. View the original article here.

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