[Sponsored] Why All Businesses Could Benefit from Fiber-optic Broadband
By on June 11th, 2014

Fiber-optic broadband is the latest thing in the technological world. We see it advertised everywhere, from billboards to cinema commercials, but rarely will these adverts give us any real insight into why it is beneficial beyond the fact that it sounds pretty cool and will allow us to browse the net more quickly. fiber-optic-broadbandAs such, homeowners are quickly being drawn in by the clever marketing campaigns without really knowing how fiber-optic technology can help them. In reality, whilst it will indeed speed up internet usage in the home and ensure that multiple family members can stream or download content without issues, fibre optic broadband is far more appropriate for business users.

With fiber-optic packages from the likes of Chess being designed to accommodate the needs of numerous users at once whilst offering huge download allowances, the benefits are numerous, and in turn any business that wants to stay ahead of the competition and ensure they are not held back by sluggish or unpredictable connections will find plenty of reasons to switch.

Speed and usability

In some places, fiber-optic broadband can offer speeds as fast as 76mbps. This can make a huge difference to those who need reliable and fast access to online content. For some, it may seem that such speeds are beyond the realms of what is necessary, but implementing such solutions early on will simply help to future-proof a business, and will ensure that growth doesn’t one day end up impeding productivity. Data bottlenecks will also be avoided, as such technology will be able to offer far greater amounts of bandwidth, making everything from uploading work to the cloud to videoconferencing far more effective.

However, speed and usability are not the only reasons for businesses to look at making the change to fiber-optic technology.

Cost

Despite the scope of fiber-optic, installation and running costs will be surprisingly low. As such, those who need faster and more reliable internet access will not be penalised financially for wanting to make the very most of their potential. Of course, some suppliers will be far more focussed on keeping costs down than others, so be sure to look at prices as much as reviews when choosing which company to opt for.

Longevity and Suitability

Not only is fiber going to last far longer than other alternatives due to the fact that it will not corrode, but the materials used will also be far more robust and in turn less likely to become damaged. The use of fiber-optics will help to reduce electrical interference or issues associated with bad weather, and such materials will not need the excessive levels of maintenance that traditional broadband lines will. In turn, not only will users be able to download more content at faster speeds, but they also won’t have to worry about what will happen the next time a storm rolls in.

Minimal Upheaval

Installing fiber-optic broadband can be done in a matter of a few hours, ensuring that businesses don’t have to suffer any major downtime. By installing technology that is robust and likely to last for many years, businesses will be able to avoid the many problems that can accompany the degradation of older solutions and the issues that can be encountered when internet connections are poor.

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Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

Abhishek Baxi has written and can be contacted at abhishek@techie-buzz.com.

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