Broadband is a generic term that now encompasses a number of different technologies.
In the context of Internet access, the term “broadband” is used loosely to mean access that is always on and faster than the old-school dial-up access.
Most broadband internet access in the UK is a form of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). ADSL (Asynchronous DSL) are now being replaced with VDSL (Very-High-Bit-Rate DSL) lines and FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) connections.
Most broadband connections are Asymmetric. This means that the Download Speed is faster than the Upload speed. While this is not usually an issue for home users (leisure applications tend to be download heavy), corporate internet access may require more robust upload speeds as well. For example, if you are using a Cloud Storage solution, it may take a long time to Upload documents if you do not have a decent Upload speed.
It’s also worth remembering that a DSL connection is not a private connection. You will be sharing some or all of the circuit with other businesses or consumers and, therefore, you might experience a loss of performance at peak times.
Labyrinth can provide the full range of Broadband solutions that are available in your area.
Often, however, depending on local communications infrastructure, the only viable alternative for businesses (especially in Central London) is a Leased Line.
Please contact us for more information on advice on all aspects of business connectivity.