A question we hear from commercial broadband internet consumers who are unfamiliar with the industry landscape is, “Why am I paying so much at the office for bandwidth? I have a 20 Mbps download broadband connection at home from the cable company and I’m only paying $40.”
It’s a valid question. Pricing for
The Problem With Residential Service
In the case of a cable internet provider, the bandwidth pipe for the home user is actually much larger than 20 Mbps. In this example, the broadband Internet service is throttled or rate-shaped to up 20 Mbps on the download and up to 5 Mbps on the upload for each home, but the source node for that bandwidth can be 100 Mbps or even much greater.
It’s also true that the source node could be subscribed to as many as 200 other homes in the area, all of which could also have been offered up to 20 Mbps download. The bandwidth is oversubscribed. In other words,
Is "Best Effort" Internet Enough For Your Business?
Cable internet is a “best effort” service, so there is no remedy to the homeowner if the bandwidth is not available, or if the
In reality, best effort services like DSL and cable internet can be enough to meet the needs of some businesses. If the business just needs to do internet surfing and email, a residential based network is a good value.
But if the business leverages the internet for productivity and enterprise applications, then it makes sense to get committed bandwidth with robust performance and a strong SLA to assure that all of the days will be productive.
Learn more about business internet solutions from One Ring Networks. We offer dedicated fiber and fixed wireless solutions to business customers in Georgia, Texas and Southern California. Contact us today for a free quote.