To meet higher demands of businesses and residential customers, Internet service providers are upgrading their infrastructures by turning to fiber Internet. The emergence of cloud computing and the need for instant access to data and information requires heightened bandwidth, fast and reliable internet speeds and increased measures in security.
Thinking about making the switch? Here are some of the key advantages in favor of switching over to fiber for your business.
Fiber is the fastest Internet technology, and with businesses relying on the Internet to transfer, download and upload data, you want to make sure you have the fastest connections. The time spent waiting on slow Internet adds up over time – decreasing productivity. Internet should be seamless, fast and support your employees’ workflow. Every time. Fiber is the fastest available data conduit, with a consistent performance lasting you well into the future.
Fiber is much stronger than copper and can stand up to harsh weather conditions that would otherwise cause damage or transmission stalls. It’s reliable, eliminating downtime that can halt workflow due to situations such as weather, or slow and spotty connections from weak signals spread over greater distances. Fiber Internet aims to ensure higher connection speeds for multiple users.
A high percentage of businesses are now using the cloud. With high speeds and bandwidth of fiber Internet, you can access and retrieve data and applications stored in the cloud much faster than any other connections. You’ll have fewer delays and disruption when accessing cloud-hosted information, improving communication with your clients and organization as a whole. Bandwidth is also significantly higher. A strong Internet connection can improve web conferencing; file sharing, streaming high definition video files and accessing applications.
Fiber-optic Internet is a powerful way to increase your company’s protection against cyber-crime. You’d have to physically cut the fibers to penetrate fiber-optic Internet, causing the signal to disappear. Lost signal means you’ve been tampered with, and you’ll know right away. With wireless or copper connections, hackers can tap or gain access to your Internet with relative ease. With fiber, your data is kept safe.
With more competition on the market, fiber service pricing is now more accessible. Compared to copper cable, the upfront cost is more expensive but long-term it reduces maintenance costs, requires less hardware, and because it is so reliable, results in less downtime of your network. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and voice-over-IP (VoIP) also have great potential for cost-savings while benefitting significantly from fiber connectivity.
If you’d like to learn more about fiber Internet for your business or to determine if making the upgrade is right for you, contact our team – we’d be happy to help assess your current business needs and see if/how fiber could work for you.