If your business internet speeds are not the greatest, there are different broadband options available. Each type provides different benefits and drawbacks which you may want to consider.
ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) or ADSL+2 are forms of connection that are made using traditional copper wiring, like landline telephones.
Usually, the maximum download speed with this internet option is 24Mps, so would only be suitable for much smaller businesses, where there are only a handful of staff using the internet. However, the distance from the exchange to the premises can greatly impact the potential speeds you could achieve with this form of broadband.
FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) internet works in a similar way to ADSL internet, however, instead of copper wiring from the exchange, fibre optic cables are used. This provides you with a much faster internet connection in comparison to the traditional ADSL.
With much less use of copper wires, FTTC internet can reach potential speeds of 80Mbps, making it a much more efficient and effective alternative to traditional copper wiring.
A cable internet connection works similarly to FTTC, however a Coaxial cable (satellite) replaces the use for reaching a connection through a phone line via copper cables. Coaxial cable is better insulated than other types of cables. A cable internet connection works similarly to FTTC, however a Coaxial cable (satellite) replaces the use for reaching a connection through a phone line via copper cables. Coaxial cable is better insulated than other types of cables.
FTTP (Fibre to the premises) works similarly to FTTC internet, but it uses all Fibre optic cables and it goes directly to the premises, instead of passing through an exchange and being connected to the property via copper wires. Of course, this makes the connection much faster, with potential speeds of 2Gbps. However, like cable internet, this internet service is not currently widely available in the UK as it requires an entire revamp of the current copper wire system. Although these works are constantly ongoing, it will take a while before FTTP is widely available to all areas of the UK.
Speak to NBC today to find out more about the different internet options that are available to your business. Our experts will happily work with you to find the best internet service or broadband package, completely tailored to your business needs.
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