With applications and work processes becoming more and more hungry for bandwidth, it’s no wonder requirements for a fast reliable internet connection are ever increasing. Bristol IT Company offer leased line solutions that can provide all the features you require from your internet connection, and what’s more you may be eligible for the Government Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme saving you money on the installation cost.
7000 UK businesses have already taken advantage of the scheme, and the South West as a region have claimed the most vouchers to date, so what are you waiting for?
Benefits of Leased Lines
A growing number of applications are moving to the cloud. Many businesses rely on it for collaboration at a time where as many documents are uploaded as they are downloaded. Leased lines have synchronous upload and download speeds meaning that data can be sent at the same speed as it’s received.
Dedicated and Uncontended
One of the key benefits of a leased line is that it is a dedicated connection. The line isn’t shared with anyone outside your business and so speeds aren’t affected by ‘peak’ times, allowing you optimum speeds at all times.
Unlike other connectivity solutions, leased lines come with a robust SLA and is a high availability product with a “return to service” guarantee that often means a fault could be fixed in just a few hours. What’s more you can opt for an additional failover solution meaning that if your primary connection goes down, you automatically move to the backup line and stay connected. As soon as the primary connection is restored you will return to that.
‘Superfast broadband’ is a term used to describe connection speeds of 24 megabits per second or higher. Most of these superfast connections depend on copper telephone wires which limits their speeds. Fibre connections are faster, more reliable and are capable of delivering gigabit speeds in both directions (copper lines often have a very slow upload) and are supported by the Government Broadband Voucher Scheme. To give some perspective, one gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits. This means the improvement to your connection speeds will be huge, improving your business productivity greatly.
Are you overpaying?
Are you aware when your contract end date is for your connectivity solution? If you’ve gone past it without a review you may be overpaying! Why? There are 2 scenarios:
- Installation costs that were bundled into the monthly cost may now have been paid off – but you’re still paying the same price
- Maybe your contract was 3 years and what was a good deal 3 years ago may no longer be competitive in price or speeds – or both!
GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network)
For some SMEs a Leased Line solution may be financially out of reach, and that’s where GPON comes in. GPON can provide speeds equal to (or faster!) than leased lines but at a cheaper price point. This means that for the price of a 100Mb you could end up with a 1Gb connection. A GPON is more affordable because unlike a leased line, it isn’t fully dedicated which means it is shared between multiple companies.
Find out how much you can save!
Contact us for more information about Leased Lines and the Government Voucher Scheme