Discover the benefits of getting your very own business internet connection.Posted on 06 November 2015 -
We don’t want you to think we’re heartless or selfish, or anything like that. We’re actually big fans of sharing. For example, we are heavily involved in peering, which involves sharing our network with other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in return for being allowed to use theirs so that everyone’s customers benefit. And we regularly update this blog in order to share our knowledge of web hosting and digital infrastructure.
Hopefully that proves our sharing credentials sufficiently that you will believe us when we say that sometimes sharing your internet connection doesn’t make sense. If you’ve signed up for regular business broadband, you are probably sharing the line with neighbouring businesses in your street or local area.
That means that your business broadband speed is totally dependent on how those other firms are using the internet. If you’re unfortunate enough to find yourself near a company that is uploading or downloading a lot of data, you might find that connection speeds (and productivity) take a hit in your office.
The solution to that problem is to take control of the situation with your own dedicated business internet connection.
A dedicated connection serves your business and your business alone. The correct term for this is an uncontended service. In other words, you’re not in contention with anybody else’s work, so the full resource is dedicated to speeding up your workflow.
That makes it easy to choose a line with a capacity that makes sense for the way your business works.
And if you’re still feeling bad about not sharing, well, console yourself with the thought that you will be able to share documents and media files with your clients more quickly.