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Business Internet Solutions Comparison
Your internet connection is the hub of all your business operations. No matter your business size, you need business internet solutions that enable you and your team to work as efficiently as possible.
But how do you choose between all the business internet options available today? You'll want to shop around to find the provider with the best balance of price and speed. The speed you choose will be largely dependent on the number of employees in your company, but your team's online activities should also be a factor.
If you haven't tested your internet speed lately, you should... this might lead you to consider upgrading your internet service. Take a speed test to learn what your current provider is delivering to you as you begin to investigate new business internet options.
Which Business Internet Option is Right for You?
As you evaluate your options, understanding what's out there as far as available business internet solutions can help you make your choice. Here is a summary of four common business internet options available today:
DSL, which stands for Digital Subscriber Line and more commonly known today as Internet from the Phone Company, increases the capacity of regular telephone lines to provide internet service to homes and offices. Speeds for Phone Company Internet can be as fast as 100 Mbps, but some providers may impose a bandwidth cap—and the speed is always impacted by the distance between the Phone Company and your office with typical Phone Company Internet speeds ranging from 6 Mbps to 40 Mbps.
Provided by a cable company, cable broadband is a business internet option that uses the same coaxial cables used to deliver cable television. Speeds are usually higher than 1.5 Mbps to 40 Mbps DSL—they range from 25 Mbps to 500 Mbps or even some cable companies offering as fast as 1 Gbps. Although these speeds won't be affected by distance, the connection may be shared by other nearby business and residential subscribers—which may affect the speed. But residential customers are typically using the bandwidth on nights and weekends outside of normal business hours.
Satellite internet service is available almost anywhere in the continental United States, because the connection is beamed directly from a satellite, making it an optimal choice for businesses operating outside the range of other service providers. There are some drawbacks, though: service can be expedientially more costly, weather conditions may affect service, and speeds are normally slower than other options—usually no more than 18 Mbps. Data bandwidth caps may apply and a good view of the Southern sky is generally required.
Fiber optic technology converts signals to light, which is sent through transparent glass fibers about the same diameter as a human hair. Speeds for fiber optic Internet connections are typically in the 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps range and are increasing as technology improves. Unlike DSL, speeds can be maintained across very long distances between the service provider and your office locations. Fiber is also often identified as the most reliable, secure and highest bandwidth option available to businesses. Costs for fiber optic Internet will vary depending if you need Dedicated Internet Access or a shared optical service.
Once you've determined which type of business internet option is best for your organization, the next step is to shop around for the right value and fit for your organization. You'll need to compare service offering prices against speed.
Why Cable ONE Business?
Cable ONE Business is a business partner committed to helping you find the business internet solution that best fits your company's unique situation. We know it's critical to find the right speed at the right price. Our ultra-reliable, state-of-the-art nationwide fiber-optic network gives you an alternative to the phone company or regional providers—with 24/7 business-grade support services to keep you up and running.
We offer a variety of flexible, scalable plans, and we'll help you find the one that's just right for you. You won't have to pay for more than you need, and you won't have to worry about data caps.