Fibre Internet

Internet service not meeting your needs?

Consider switching to Fibre Internet

Choosing the right kind of internet isn’t just an IT decision — it’s a business decision. And for many businesses, the right choice is fibre. Here are four reasons why.

Cloud Access

It’s no wonder that companies large and small are choosing to move to the cloud. Cloud access gives employees the flexibility to access data, communicate and collaborate from anywhere they have an internet connection. It makes data storage and site-hosting possible with no investment in on-premises hardware. In addition, cloud-based applications for online meetings, hosted email, online storage, file sharing, web-traffic tracking and analysis, customer relationship management, marketing automation and more have become practically indispensable for day-to-day operations.

Cloud-based services like these help optimize productivity while reducing IT operating costs. And fibre internet offers the fastest access possible, resulting in a better experience for both employees and customers.

Scalability

Optical fibres are amazingly small and light. Every strand contains an enormous amount of capacity. Since data is sent via light, individual wave lengths can be turned on or off as required, to accommodate fluctuating needs. Unused strands (dark fibre) can also be harnessed to address additional needs.

With excess capacity at the ready, you have the flexibility to scale up, by adding users in one location, or scale out, by connecting to other locations, all from your existing connection. And whether you’re scaling up or down, no downtime is required, so the experience is seamless for users.

Speed

Through fibre optic cable, data literally travels at the speed of light. Furthermore, uploads and downloads are transmitted on separate channels, allowing simultaneous data flow in both directions. The result is symmetrical speed; in other words, you can upload files just as fast as you can download them.

While the technology is improving, cable speeds are typically asymmetrical. The signal capacity of cable is limited compared with fibre, and when it was implemented, download speeds were given priority owing to the prevalence of content consumption (for example, viewing webpages, videos, etc.) over uploads.

Do you really need symmetrical speed? The answer depends on your business and the types of activities that matter most to you. If you’re streaming high-definition webinars to customers or backing up high-resolution design files to the cloud, fibre internet will save you and your workforce hours. In the end, what matters is that your data gets where it’s needed as quickly and reliably as possible.

Consistency

With fibre internet, light pulses travel through fibre optic strands made of glass or plastic encased in a protective coating. Because these fibres don’t conduct electricity, there’s no chance of electrical interference. The only thing that might interfere with service is physical damage to the line itself typically caused by rare instances of severe weather or human error (for instance, if a backhoe accidentally digs it up during a construction project).

Fibre internet provides virtually unlimited capacity. Regardless of how much data you’re processing and whether you’re sending or receiving it, your experience will be the same every time.