How many times have your employees begged for slower Internet? We can already tell you the answer is zero. Business fiber is becoming widely available thanks to Internet providers upgrading infrastructure to allow for more access. Your Internet service is just as essential as your employees, as it’s becoming a lifeline to current and potential customers.
If you think your internet is good enough, we think you should think again. Here’s why you need to upgrade your company to business fiber internet.
Business Fiber Future Proofs Your Company
You want to keep growing your business, but you don’t want to continuously upgrade your technology to keep up with technological advances. The bandwidth of business fiber supports hundreds of devices, allows employees to access information, complete tasks quicker, and ends Internet lag. Gone are the days of employees asking, “Is anyone else’s Internet connection lagging?” When you have business fiber internet, you can grow your headcount without having to worry about upgrading your internet service.
Business Fiber is Scalable
You may not need a 1 Gbps connection today and a 50 Mbps connection may meet your needs. Right now. You can’t predict your needs five years or even a year from now. Fiber Internet is easier to upgrade with higher bandwidth rates. Other technologies have limitations to their speeds. Speeds may also be limited due to location and distance from the central location.
Business Fiber is Reliable
You can’t afford any downtime and your business relies on a stable internet connection. Traditional internet services use copper lines, which can degrade over time and are more susceptible to damage from the elements. Fiber-optic lines are more durable and are less likely to degrade. Also, they’re buried in the ground, so weather won’t be an issue either. Fiber-optic lines transfer data through light, as opposed to electricity.
Business Fiber is Symmetrical
Download and upload speeds are symmetrical; which means your download is the same as upload. So, when you see 200/200 Mbps, that’s your bandwidth. The first number is download rate and the second number is the upload rate. The Internet used to be primarily used for downloading content, and most recently, streaming and online TV. Uploading wasn’t as common, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offered low upload speeds. Now with remote work, and video conferencing, businesses need faster upload speeds.
Business Fiber and Cloud-Based Solutions
Have you noticed more software solutions are moving to the cloud? (The cloud is just a fancy word for the internet.) Most applications are being delivered over the internet as a service (aaS). Instead of receiving a disc or physical media to install on-premises, you’re accessing the software via the website and logging in. As more employees access these applications, it could be a drain on your bandwidth. A business fiber connection will improve the employee experience they have with cloud based software services; including communication solutions, CRM, or payroll software.
Business Fiber and Data Transfer
One of the clear benefits of business fiber is the speed; which means faster data transfers. Upload training videos to your network in half the time. Send emails and files faster. Fiber has the potential to hit speeds of 100 Gbps. A slow load time can have consequences externally. Lag time on webpages, or slow responses can be frustrating to customers and could result in lost revenue.
Choose Pathwayz for Reliable Business Fiber Internet
When choosing a reliable business Internet Service Provider, it’s essential to keep in mind the costs and bandwidth needed to supply a positive experience for your employees. The team at Pathwayz is always ready to have the conversation to discuss the needs of your upgrade and put you on the path to the perfect internet for your business. Contact us today.