We take for granted the way that our daily tasks get done, but forget that we would be completely lost without the internet. You wouldn’t think that something so simple can affect a company so much. Does your network shut down in bad weather or take too long to download or upload documents? Then it’s definitely time to modernize. Fiber Internet connections use fiber optic technology to carry information from one user to another. The internet you choose has a major impact on the productivity, employee satisfaction and profitability of your business.
The following list describes some of the advantages of Fiber for businesses over traditional cable internet connections.
Higher demand equals slower internet. If all your employees are using your network at the same time, the connections will become sluggish. Wasted time waiting for emails to send and files to upload adds up to reduce company productivity. As the fastest data connection option available, Fiber Internet has no lag on pages. High-speed internet also exhibits symmetric speed, enabling your employees to upload video content, make phone calls and download files simultaneously and with no buffer time.
Comparing Fiber to Copper Cable Internet is like comparing iPods to cassette players. Both items perform the same basic functions, but the former is the newer and more updated model. Fiber is stronger and more reliable in terms of weather issues and distance requirements, providing improved network performance in organizations with large physical facilities. It also has fewer maintenance requirements and the enhanced reliability features for HD video conferencing saves money by cutting business travel expenses.
As Fiber Internet spreads through cities, both small and large businesses benefit from faster access to data. Designed to encourage business growth, this scalable model does not need extra equipment to add speed. Traditionally, Cable Internet provides limited bandwidth, but companies who use the Cloud for video conferencing, file sharing, applications and data storage (bandwidth suckers) are tired of the delays associated with it. Fiber’s signal strength is significantly higher than Cable, thereby holding steady over long distances (including all the way to the Cloud!) and eliminating pixelated videos and slow loading times.
To keep your operations running smoothly, internet connections must be free of interference, both to the wires themselves and in the air. Copper Cable is sensitive to electromagnetic waves from heavy machinery and tech-savvy criminals can hack it. An IBM study showed the average cost of an info security breach is $3.8 million, which would be enough to close some companies’ doors. Even if you were able to survive the leak, you still risk financial penalties, lost customers and poor reflection on your reputation. Fiber materials are resistant to wave disturbances and are only penetrated if the physical wires are cut.
I’ll ask your next question for you. “What about the cost?”
Fiber is typically more expensive than Cable, simply because of the installation requirements. However, you get what you pay for. The benefits of Fiber are clear and as we’ve established:
Faster internet = Increased productivity = Cost savings
Businesses who are serious about running on a higher caliber upgrade to the fastest internet connection on the market: Fiber.