How Faster Internet Speeds Help Your Business
A common thing we see is small businesses using an insufficient internet connection. A strong internet connection is the pulse that keeps all businesses thriving in the 21st century. Emails, online research and customer interaction on social media or their website, is all possible with the power of the internet.
We see businesses that do not know what the appropriate connection level is for their business or how internet speeds help their business at all. While we are not an internet service provider or (ISP) like Comcast or AT&T, we do install systems that involve the improved function of internet connectivity.
We want to break down for you the different speed measurements and basic terms so that you are not lost in your search for a strong and fast internet connection.
Internet speed is typically measured in Mbps or megabits per second. This all related to file size and information shared from the internet to your network. Videos, documents, audio files and photos, all have different speeds attached to them. For example, videos are typically much bigger than word documents, so they take up more megabits per second. Be aware of all the available speeds you can ask to have implemented at your business such as DSL, Cable, T1, T3, and Fiber Optic Cable. Upload and download speeds should also be considered when looking into setting up an internet connection at your business because they are not the same thing.
One of the easiest ways to know how much speed you’ll need for your business is to measure how many users you have or will have online at your business at any given time. We discussed in another blog post the Advantages of WiFi for your business, this should be considered when determining the internet connection options you have. If your business does not have many users during day-to-day operations then you don’t need to purchase a large package from your potential internet service provider.
Whether you work in a small office or a large complex, fast internet speeds make your everyday operations run smoother and improves workflow over time. Always be sure to ask your internet service provider about all the possible speeds and be familiar with the size of your business and the typical use of the internet at your place of business.