Business internet: 5 reasons to upgrade to fiber

Fiber internet's benefits, which include optimal download speeds and secure connections, make it the business internet solution of choice.


No matter what kind of business you run or industry you represent, your company depends on the Internet for a wide range of mission-critical services and tasks. From email to video chat to file sharing to customer service to transactions, the Internet now underpins many aspects of how businesses operate.

It's no surprise, then, that the quality of your internet connection can affect your business performance and impact your reputation among local customers. If you haven't considered how fiber internet solutions can help you meet your business internet needs, you may be interested to learn that upgrading to fiber can improve your operations, your customer experience and your ability to grow your brand over time.

Here are five key reasons why fiber may be the business internet solution you're looking for.

1. Fiber offers faster upload/download speeds

Fiber internet for business customers offers upload and download speeds of 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps), which is roughly 20 times faster than the fastest upload and download speeds offered by cable internet providers.

These lightning-fast download speeds support fast file sharing and asset delivery, seamless use of cloud-based technologies, and improved productivity for any worker whose performance is dependent on the speed of their internet connection.

2. You don't have to share bandwidth with your neighbors

Cable internet providers may advertise high bandwidth, but it's important to remember that you'd be sharing that bandwidth—not just with your employees, but also with your physical neighbors.

During peak internet usage periods in an office setting, bandwidth availability can decline, resulting in slower upload and download speeds, which can affect your business operations and customer experience. However, fiber internet doesn't depend on shared bandwidth, so you'd be able to count on sufficient bandwidth for your business all day, every day.

3. Fiber connections are more consistent and stable

Depending on the type of infrastructure that connects your business to the Internet, a number of factors can affect the stability and consistency of your connection. Bad weather can reduce upload and download speeds, electrical interference can interrupt your connection, and the added touchpoints of modems and wireless routers can increase the risk of technical issues.

Fiber internet connections are largely unaffected by these connectivity issues. Unless the fiber cord is physically cut (which is extremely rare, and would only occur if people working underground cut the line), weather and other interference won't slow down or shut off your internet access. Over time, this can reduce the downtime your organization experiences due to technical difficulties, thereby increasing your productivity and giving you an edge over your competition.

4. Latency is minimized

When you send or receive data, the physical transmission of that data takes time, and the longer it takes, the slower your online interactions will inevitably be. Since fiber-optic data is transmitted at the speed of light, it enables you to send and receive data more quickly than any other method.

This can have a huge impact on business operations that involve collaborating or communicating via online tools. Video chatting, file-sharing, and working with video and audio are streamlined by near-instant data transmission, allowing for fast, friction-free interactions that are just as efficient as if you were meeting in person.

5. Your connection is more secure

Cable internet lines are easy to hack, and some Wi-Fi connections are even easier to attack. Fiber internet, on the other hand, is far more difficult to crack because hackers and thieves can't tap into your internet line without physically cutting the fiber-optic cable leading to your office or home.

Even if that line were cut, the signal would simply disappear. For that reason, fiber internet offers an added layer of security that can help you mitigate breaches and prevent cyber crime from striking your company.

Don't let a bad internet connection drag your entire business down. Contact Ting today to switch your internet service over to superfast business fiber.

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