Internet connections Business Broadband
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
Although the full name is Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, most will know this connection as ADSL. This type of connection is still widely available. Today it is more likely to be ADSL2 and ADSL2+, faster versions than the original. The technology allows for faster data transmission over copper wire. Typically download speeds of up to 17Mbps are achievable. Upload speed is up to 1Mbps
Fibre to The Cabinet
There have been a number of improvements to the BT network and Fibre to The Cabinet (FTTC) has been implemented in many cabinets across the UK. The speeds achieved are much greater than over the traditional copper wires. The distance from your local cabinet will affect the speed. Typically download speeds of up to 80Mbps are achievable. Upload speed is up to 19Mbps.
Fibre to The Premises
Sometimes also call Fibre to The House (FTTH). Both are an extension of FTTC, bringing the fibre right to your door. This has the advantage of being capable of much faster speeds. Typically speeds of up to 1 Gbps are achievable. Upload speeds are up to 220Mbps.
Ethernet first mile
FTTP is usually only available to certain buildings within a city, so being on the outskirts will mean slower speeds from FTTC. There is a solution, and that is ethernet for the first mile, or the last if you are looking at it from the networks point of view. A twisted copper wire is taken from your premises for the first mile back towards the cabinet. This section of the connection has a 1:1 contention, plus the advantage of upload speed synchronous with the download speed.
Brand new hybrid fibre connection delivering ultra-fast speeds. Although FTTP can sometimes beat the speeds of G. Fast, not all areas have FTTP. Still in the early stages of deployment. Typically, down load speeds of up to 314Mbps are achievable. Upload speed is up to 48Mbps
Fibre Leased Line
If the internet is vital to your business, then investing in a leased line will guarantee much greater speeds and reliability. The contention rate will be 1:1, meaning than there should be no fluctuations in speed throughout the day. Symmetrical upload and downloads speeds. Typically speeds up to 10 Gbps are achievable.
We can give you help and advice on selecting the best solution for your business broadband. If you would like to know more then please contact us