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Seconds vs. Minutes: What Does Gig Speed Mean to Your Business?

August 18, 2017

How can Gig-speed Internet set you apart from your competition?

In order for a small business to thrive, small business owners – and their employees – must be accessible at all times during the day. This may mean owners and employees have up to three devices connected to the Internet at once in order to do their job – silently exhausting company bandwidth. But that’s not all that is draining your bandwidth – customer WiFi, Voice over IP phones and bandwidth-hungry applications all play a role. 

So, as a small business owner, what do you do when your Internet slows down?  You need to be operating at full speed to match the fast pace of business. Will you limit the apps your employees can use? Tell them to only connect their most important device? Not allow your customers access to WiFi?

What if your business never had to face this worry again?

With Gig-speed Internet, which is 20 times faster than the national average Internet speed (equivalent to 1,000 megabits per second), you won’t have to. Your employees will be able to connect as many devices as they need, while customers can connect their devices and neither your apps nor your phones will experience any lag. Video conferencing, streaming high-resolution videos and online collaborative projects will all go on without a hitch.

Your daily routines will become faster too – downloading images, downloading inventory reports, downloading invoices, processing payments, receiving emails, accessing websites – all on the Gig connection.

Just how much faster is it? Think about the CRM system you’re using. If you’re downloading a 350MB file using a basic Internet connection with a speed of 12 Mbps, it typically takes three minutes and fifty-three seconds to fully download. A middle of the road connection of 24 Mbps will take one minute and fifty-seven seconds. And a higher-end connection of 100 Mbps will still take twenty-eight seconds.

But with Gig-speed Internet that download will take just three seconds.

And that is just one file, with no external factors on that bandwidth. If it were more realistic, and there were several devices on those Internet connections, the 12, 24 and 100 Mbps would have even longer download times.

Further, when it is no longer just one file, but multiple employees downloading full presentations or high-definition videos, download times can go from hours to minutes.  And with this kind of speed, you may even discover new business offerings you can pursue!

It’s time for your business to have an Internet speed that can set you apart from your competition – it’s time for Gig-speed Internet.

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