Choosing the correct Internet connection for your business

Choosing the Best Internet Connection for your Business

Choosing the correct Internet provider for your business

When researching internet connectivity options for your business it is important to understand the deference between two key factors, they are:

  1. Standard Broadband vs. Dedicated/Uncontested Fibre.
  2. Asynchronous vs. Synchronous connections.

Standard Broadband vs. Dedicated/Uncontested Fibre.

Standard Broadband vs. DedicatedUncontested Fibre.

Standard broadband is delivered via a contested connection that is shared between multiple users. This means that your connection speed and reliability is not guaranteed as resources (Bandwidth) are shared between all users. If one customer on the connection goes through a period of heavy use, this will have a knock on effect on all other users.

A dedicated/uncontested connection on the other hand is a direct fibre connection to your building. This type of connection is not shared with anyone and the speeds you receive are guaranteed.


Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Connections

Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Connections

An asynchronous connection is the standard connection type provided by nearly all ISP’s. On these connections your upload speed is always much lower than your download speed, in fact it is often over 1000% lower.

A Synchronous connection gives you matched upload and download speeds. So if you order 100Mb, you will receive 100Mb upload and 100Mb download.


If you have any questions regarding the best broadband/fibre options for your business please contact Sleepless.