World Class Internet Service
DSL | Business Ethernet | Fast Ethernet
High-speed Business Internet service is the lifeblood of every business today. It's what enables your customers to find you, communicate with you and to buy from you. It is also how you and your employees engage with potential clients, close sales, manage finances, and more. It's what moves your business at the speed of life.
Often times, businesses use an Internet connection that is insufficient for their needs. Frequently, businesses take advantage of a "special" offered by their local cable company or telephone company. Business Class DSL and Business Cable Modem service is fine for a small office or home office with less than 3 users, but lacks the capacity needed to keep offices with 3 or more users functioning at a highly effective level. Your business could come to a near stand-still due to too slow of an Internet connection.
It's all about the speed
Internet connections are measured in Megabits per Second (Mbps). This unit of measure is very similar to but different than Megabytes (MB), a file size unit of measure which you're more familiar with. A Bit is 1/8th of a Byte, so if your office Internet connection operates at 1Mbps, a 10MB file will take about 1.5 minutes to download under optimal conditions. Internet connection speeds are also referred to as bandwidth. The more bandwidth available, the more data can be transferred from one place to another.
Another important aspect to understand is upload versus download speeds. Lower-end business class Internet connections provide faster download speeds and lesser upload speeds. The premise is that your office downloads (receives) more data than it uploads (sends). While this is mostly accurate, if your office routinely sends large files, connects to remote office locations or uses cloud services like VoIP telephony, database servers or accounting apps like QuickBooks, upload speed has greater importance. An asymmetrical connection will provide greater download speeds with lesser upload speeds, and symetrical connections like Business Ethernet and fiber optic services provide identical download and upload speeds.
How much bandwidth does your business need
The easiest way to estimate your Internet connection speed is to count how many simultaneous users will share the Internet connection. Be sure to not overlook the Internet needs of smart phones, tablets, iPads and visitors in your office. A good starting point is to use 256 Kilobits per Second (Kbps) per user. Heavier users will require greater bandwidth, where speeds of 384 Kbps or 512 Kbps per user would be needed. Once you've counted the number of users, simply multiple it by 256 (or more) to arrive at the estimated Internet connection bandwidth for your business. Here's a chart to help identify your needed bandwidth.
|# of Users||Good (256 Kpbs/User)||Best (512 Kbps/User)|
|10||2.5 Mbps||5.12 Mbps|
|20||5.12 Mbps||10.24 Mbps|
|30||7.68 Mbps||15.36 Mbps|
|40||10.24 Mbps||20.48 Mbps|
|50||12.80 Mbps||25.60 Mbps|
VoIP / Hosted PBX Service
Many businesses leverage their Internet connection by using it to provide feature-rich, cost efficient voice telephone service, more commonly know as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) or Hosted PBX. Utilizing a VoIP phone solution eliminates costly Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) from the phone company. When estimating your bandwidth needs, add 100 Kbps per VoIP phone line to the total bandwidth needed.
Know your options
It's important to shop around to find the best solution. It's also very time consuming. There's no need to go it alone. Ntelogic will shop our 40+ carriers to identify the right solution for your business Internet connection. Our service doesn't stop there - we work with the selected carrier from order submission to circuit delivery. We'll be your strategic partner every step of the way and beyond. You've got a business to run - let Ntelogic take care of your business Internet for you.
Get a free Business Internet needs assessment
Want to save even more time and money? Call us at (209) 790-4560 and schedule your no-cost Business Internet needs assessment. We'll come to your gather all the important details, calculate your optimum Internet connection bandwidth, and present you with the best solutions. No pressure. No strings attached. Just honest, free advice.Request Quote