High-Speed Internet for Small Businesses
In today’s ever growing world, speed is a top concern for Canadian businesses that wants to survive in a very competitive environment. From downloading and uploading files to making video calls with customers in a different city, a reliable, high-speed Internet access can help turn your business to a major player in your industry. However, no two businesses are exactly the same, hence; the reason Thinktel offers a variety of high-speed internet options to match your needs and your budget. Below, are four major types of internet services that will work best for you.
- Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
DSL internet is another common type of internet service small businesses in Canada can take advantage of. Delivered via phone lines or through modem, DSL internet transmit speeds that ranges from several hundred of Kilobits per second (Kbps) to millions of Megabits per second (Mbps).
While the speed depends on your equipment, DSL internet service may also be influenced by the distance between your business and the telephone company facility. Furthermore, DSL is very reliable than the phone-based dial-up internet and also comes in packaged bundles with phone service that can reduce the communications budget of your small business.
This is another high-speed internet option available for small businesses in Canada. Delivered through a coaxial cable to a modem, cable Internet uses the same lines that deliver cable television connection to your cable box. Consumers can expect transmission speeds of 1.5 Mbps or more. However, the speed depends on your cable internet provider and the service plan you subscribe for. What is more, your cable internet hardware also plays a role on how fast or slow the speed is. Nevertheless, this connection is a very reliable option if your office has the outlet and the set-up costs for a cable internet is minimal.
- Wireless Broadband (Cellular)
As the name suggests, this high-speed Internet service connects your business to the internet using hotspots, cellular signals, or fixed radio towers. Through a modem connected to a computer, wireless broadband Internet access allows consumers to receive a high-speed signal as long as they are within the mobile network. Speeds are usually compared to DSL and cable modem. This option is ideal for traveling businesses and remote locations with mobile phone access but no land-based broadband.
This connection is ideal for rural businesses with poor reception and no access to DSL and Cable broadband. Satellite internet is high-speed but typically not as fast as DSL and cable internet. Subscribers can expect to receive download speed of about 500 Kbps and upload at a speed of about 80 Kbps. Nevertheless, speeds for satellite broadband depend on the weather, the provider and service package purchased, and consumer’s line of sight to the orbiting satellite.