Frequently asked connectivity questions.
There are a few types of broadband, Copper Fiber, Satellite, 4G and the new 5G option.
ADSL is the most common form of broadband found in the UK currently and is often referred to as ‘standard broadband’.
ADSL allows data to be transferred over the copper wires of your existing phone line and offers speeds of up to 17Mbps.
ADSL broadband is fine for most uses but will in the future become obsolete with fibre optic or ‘superfast’ broadband taking its place.
Fibre optic broadband is the newer, more advanced broadband delivery system. The aging telephone network wasn’t built with the internet in mind; as such a newer technology was introduced to deal with our ever increasing demands for connectivity.
Think of ADSL broadband as a road and fibre optic broadband as a motorway; one can carry much more than the other and at faster speeds, whilst the other has more issues to deal with to overcome the increased traffic.
You need a dedicated connection. (A.K.A – Leased Line/Ethernet)
With a 1:1 fully uncontended service contention your business gets a private line so you never share the bandwidth with any other internet users.
This allows you to plan the performance of your applications with full confidence.
If you’re seeking an alternative because superfast or lease lines aren’t available in your rural location, satellite broadband may be an option.
Integrated Services Digital Network is a high-performance service that delivers broadcast-quality voice and continuous, extremely reliable data transmission.
It is mainly used in telephone systems and CCTV systems due to its reliable quality.
Mobile & 4G broadband routers are on the rise at the moment and may be viable for your business, we recommend you check the coverage in your area before placing an order.
These are especially useful for temporary sites or to get an internet connection to a site fast!