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You have learned internet access is not all the same. Companies over promise and underdeliver on what they can provide. Some people use their internet to search the web. Some use the internet for everything they do such as downloading music, streaming tv, playing videogames, video conferencing, etc. While you are doing these things people see a drop in their internet. If your internet for your business does not work it makes it extremely difficult. This is why you need dedicated internet access.
When you think of DIA, think of yourself at the gym. If the gym is empty you can work on any machine in the entire gym and not have to wait. When you have a full packed gym like right after new years, there are not very many places to work out. This means you are slower with getting your workout done and probably not as efficient. We want to explain to the people who need Dedicated Internet Access why it is important to know the difference.
Benefits Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)
Symmetric Upload and Download Speed
Dedicated Internet Access has multiple benefits that come with it. One of the really awesome benefits is Symmetric upload and download speed. This consistency will allow you to be effective at work. While you are at work you do not want inconsistency when working at your business. This type of internet will be best for your business.
While having DIA, you have your bandwidth guaranteed. You will not get stuck in the internet traffic of others being on it. You do not have to share with others to get where you want to go via the internet. This makes it more reliable and trustworthy.
More Secure Network
In today’s society, protecting your network is essential. While having a shared network you have different ways someone can get into your infiltrated. You want to make sure your network is secure. When you use DIA it strengths your overall cybersecurity. Who does not love security?
Other benefits of this can be found on our blog is about fiber internet.
What are some types of Dedicated Internet Access circuits?
- Dedicated Fiber (a.k.a. fast ethernet)
- Metro Ethernet, (ethernet over fiber)
- Ethernet over Copper (EoC); T-1 (DS-1); T-3 (DS-3)
- Dedicated Fixed-Wireless.
DIA guarantees that your company is always receiving the bandwidth that you’re paying for. Another popular option is paying for a “shared” connection, where the internet speed advertised in the package you purchased, is the maximum (not average) speed your company can receive.
Shared Internet Access (SIA)
The name of Shared Internet Access is exactly what it means. This is the most common plan offered by most service providers in your area. For example, when you are at home you 9.5 times out of 10 are using an SIA. If each member of the family decides to work on something different while using the internet at the same time they are using up each other’s bandwidth. Shared Internet connections are no more cost-effective and common. The majority of the time, there are no problems trying to find a service provider in your area.
In most cases, large users will consume more of the service provider’s bandwidth. That means bandwidth availability will not be consistent. Traffic makes a big difference as we explained above. Since a shared connection means that you’re sharing your maximum bandwidth with other people, your internet speed will fluctuate. Speeds can be unpredictable throughout the day. These issues are avoided with dedicated internet access, as your company doesn’t have to share bandwidth with anyone, ever. It is a dedicated connection with dedicated bandwidth.
As you can see here at FiberFed we love Dedicated Interent Access fo multiple reasons. If you ever have any questions on how we can help schedule a call with us. We are more than willing to explain how we can help you.