Internet for Banks & Financial Institutions
Meeting Financial Institutions’ Stringent Internet Needs
While organizations of all sizes, in every industry, rely on the Internet for their day-to-day business operations, banks and other financial institutions have among the most rigorous Internet requirements—in particular, ultra-reliable connections. Fortunately, business Internet for banks has evolved with the times: security technologies are higher, speeds are faster, and costs are lower, placing improved business Dedicated Internet and Ethernet within reach of even the smallest branches.
Most Important Internet Services for Banks
Beyond an Internet connection, banks and other financial institutions also rely on phone service to keep in touch with their customers, and many also use cable TV services to keep customers (and employees) informed and entertained. Many of today's Internet service providers can offer bundled packages that provide all these services together, sending a single bill.
High-Speed Internet Services
When choosing business Internet service, be sure to consider how many employees at your location will be using the Internet; a bank with five employees might not need the same level of Internet service as a 50-employee organization. You'll also need a good overall understanding of how the Internet is used within your institution and the bandwidth demands. If you use cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, QuickBooks, or Salesforce, the Internet bandwidth you select should be enough to support all the employees who connect to these services. Cable internet can provide up to 500 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload bandwidth or more with no data caps in most cases. For faster or service with symmetrical upload speeds, consider fiber-based Dedicated Internet Access to provide a high-bandwidth, dedicated connection to support the advanced Internet activities of your entire team.
VoIP or PRI-powered Phone Services
Phone service is a critical component to your business, as it is one of the primary ways to communicate with bank customers. Traditional telephone services offer plenty of features at great prices including simultaneous/sequential ringing, music on hold, voicemail, and bundled long distance — as a reliable connectivity option for many small businesses. When more functionality is needed, a voice over IP or VoIP phone system can upgrade calling features to make it easier for team members to make and receive calls in the office—or on the road. Many intuitions have a PRI-compatible PBX system. Cable ONE Business offers traditional telephone services up to 8 or 12 lines as well as up to four (4) PRI-trunks for organizations with large call volume needs who manage a PRI-compatible PBX system.
Cable TV Services
These days, customers can be more challenging than ever to please. Business TV can help your employees and customers stay more informed with news, weather, lifestyle programming, sports, and other entertainment—whether in the lobby, conference room, or break room.
The Reliability Banks Need
Banks and other financial institutions rely on the Internet every day not only for general operations, but also for other services like credit checks, loan applications, verifying Blue Book values, and more. And all this data—much of it private customer information—must be instantly accessible among branches.
It's crucial for bankers to be able to quickly access their customer data, so they need business Ethernet solutions that provide top-of-the-line speed. Internet for banks should be fast enough to improve efficiency and productivity.
Dedicated Internet Access
To couple the best possible service with the fastest speeds, we recommend banks use fiber connections to provide dedicated Internet access (DIA)—a dedicated business Internet service that's not shared with any other customer. With DIA, not only can banks achieve the full bandwidth needed but they also gain improved security, when compared to other Internet for banks. Ethernet networking solutions can also connect multiple branch locations together with symmetrical bandwidth options ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps.
Cable ONE Business Can Help
Cable ONE Business offers both broadband and dedicated Internet access service for banks and other financial institutions. We understand the unique needs of banks and can accommodate with a service level agreement for Internet access.
Contact us today to learn more about how Cable ONE Business can customize a bundle containing Internet, phone and TV services into a package that gives your bank a competitive advantage.