In this technological age, having a fast and reliable Internet connection is critical. Whether you’re participating in a conference call or accessing mission-critical applications, a stable Internet connection can improve give your business’ productivity and employees’ overall work efficiency a significant boost.
But what is the best connection for my company? Is a DSL connection sufficient or is it better to switch to fibre? In recent years, it would seem an unintelligent question, since the advantages of the new technology based on fibre optics are undeniable. But let’s see the question in more detail, because the answer is not at all so obvious. The two connections have very different standards of navigation and in any case it is necessary to first check the coverage of the fibre service in your area.
Internet offers for companies with fibre , as in the case of individuals, have more competitive prices and are often subject to promotions since it is still a novelty. Specifically, DSL connections can provide a service with a download speed of 30 Mbps, fibre connections instead promise a navigation to 1 Gbps.
For those who choose to switch from DSL to fibre is important to know that changing the old modem is necessary. There is no obligation or contractual clause that imposes it, only that with an DSL device you will not be able to surf with fibre standards. Moreover, with the new modems you can connect up to 100 devices to the company network.
Why DSL connection is still competitive?
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) may not be the top internet connection today, but chances are it’s available within walking distance of your business, unlike fibre optics. In fact, in many countries, fibre coverage is still far from ubiquitous, while DSL high-speed Internet access is available virtually everywhere, thanks to traditional telephone lines. During the 1990s, Internet access via DSL technology grew very rapidly, replacing the old dial-up and T1 options that were very slow and expensive. DSL internet access works on different frequencies than the thousands available through a phone line, so you can have high-speed internet service and a phone conversation at the same time.
At the enterprise level, DSL connections are still reliable and readily available. The positives pretty much balance out the negatives: slower loading times are matched by lower costs, and still decent speeds for multiple users. Also, along with wired internet, which has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages, DSL may be the only high-speed broadband option, depending on the geographic location of your business.
Although it is slowly dying out, there are many viable DSL internet plans for an online business, especially if in the early startup phase where you are trying to stay within certain budget limits.
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