Deciding what type of internet to equip your business with is an important decision. Your internet connection affects the way you do business, how productive you can be, and even your profit margin. So let’s say you have made the decision to upgrade to a fiber internet connection. Good choice! Then, you decide to see if you can make do with the lowest speed offered by a big internet company in an attempt to save money. Eh, not the best decision. Here are some reasons why the lowest or cheapest fiber internet provider isn’t the best choice for business.
First, you may get great speeds during initial trials, but your internet connection will drastically slow under the demands of daily use. Businesses need to be able to handle high traffic periods with multiple users running multiple tasks at the same time. Using a lower speed fiber connection doesn’t allow your employees the freedom to efficiently complete web-based tasks simultaneously. One employee may be uploading new content onto your website while another employee is placing an online supply order. They may be able to do this at the same time, but it’ll take much longer than necessary. 1000mbps fiber allows your business to have multiple users completing tasks at lightning speed all at the same time.
Next, lower speed internet connections are badly affected by downtime. The downtime we are referring to is the time you sit at the computer and wait for a webpage to load. Just think, if you spend 5 minutes on a computer and visit 5 different websites during that time, you can safely bet about 2 of those minutes are spent waiting for the page to completely load. Then, as your day progresses, you spend more time on the computer. This equals more waiting. Before you know it, your time spent waiting adds up to 30 minutes, if not an hour, over the entire day. Every business owner knows they would accomplish so much more with an extra 30-60 minutes in their day! That is the difference between finishing a report at the office or sacrificing some of your home time to finish it before tomorrow.
Last, but not least, we’re all familiar with the saying, “You get what you pay for.” This not only means that the cheapest isn’t the best, but it also means you may be getting less than you’re paying for. For instance, with a cheap fiber package of 300mbps for your business, you’re probably not actually getting 300mbps. The biggest downside to cheaper internet connections with outdated hardware is they can’t handle high traffic. During high traffic times, your speed will slow down to less than 300mbps and you are stuck with a slow connection until the traffic time diminishes.
These are just three reasons why getting a fiber speed lower than the best speeds of 1000mbps isn’t wise for your business. No matter what your trade is, you can and will benefit from a fiber upgrade. Fast, reliable, and secure connections give your business a dramatic makeover; one that your clients will notice. Luckily, Aura Fiber offers the fastest speed of 1000mbps at an affordable and budget-friendly price.