Have you ever experienced Internet issues like failure in streaming, slow buffering, poor connection, or you just can’t connect at all? If your answer is yes, you may be paying for a business Internet service that claims to be fast but is not broadband-fast. Taking the time to invest in a business broadband service that can produce a high-speed connection allows you to avoid those time-wasting Internet issues.
Broadband’s defining feature is high-speed Internet access that is always quicker than traditional-dial up. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines a basic broadband connection as “data transmission speeds of at least 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.” The FCC has several types of transmission technology that they consider to be broadband, including digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite, and broadband over powerlines (BPL). But don’t be fooled; providers can claim to be broadband by FCC standards but could provide the minimum broadband-level speeds. Astound Business Internet, on the other hand, offers download speeds up to 330 Mbps.*
According to the FCC, performance is one of two reasons Internet users will change service providers, while the other is the price. Resist your temptation to go with the cheaper option rather than investing in broadband. Paying a bit more can actually save money and have a positive impact on a business’s bottom line. Let’s discuss the several ways a true high-speed Internet service can improve business.
Imagine a stress-free workplace filled with several employees seamlessly working on multiple devices and efficiently uploading and downloading information to different cloud-based services. Sounds pretty ideal, right? This productive workplace exists, and the simple answer to achieving it is business broadband.
When a business takes the time to invest in a better broadband service, it creates a ripple of productivity affecting multiple parts of the business operations, employees, and customers. Having more bandwidth opens the door for a business to be competitive and add a network solution like cloud computing. Cloud computing has several benefits with productivity being one of the most prominent. Processing everyday tasks through different software and hardware has the potential to crumble without a reliable and fast business broadband connection.
Pairing efficient IP-based services with high-speed Internet can lessen expenses by more than the added cost. Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is one of those IP-based services that also requires a bandwidth connection but provides the flexibility to adjust the service based on your business needs. If your company grows, you can do so without the worry of added stress for your employees. Both cloud computing and VoIP allows for faster information sharing and communication among your staff. These services, along with a business broadband, encourages better collaboration. Better broadband allows you to use more electronic technologies, which translates in growth for your business.
As businesses demand more from their software and devices, the need for a reliable and fast broadband will increase. Astound understands the need to be efficient as well as productive and provides several business broadband packages ranging from 25 Mbps to 330 Mbps to adjust to the needs of your business. Contact us today to help improve the efficiency of your business.