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In an increasingly internet-dependent world, businesses are now more than ever tasked with finding solutions that meet customer as well as in-house needs. Most companies have discovered meeting these needs is, in itself, not the issue. The challenge arises from needing to meet demands faster than the competition. In order to do this, businesses are forced to evaluate their internet services and how these services directly impact business capabilities, efficiency, deliverables, and revenue.
For those outside the tech realm, tech terminology can seem quite intimidating. This post is not intended to add to that confusion. Instead, we’re going to clearly break down all things Business Class Internet and why your business is at a disadvantage without it.
Is Business Class Internet Really Necessary for my Business?
The short answer to this question is that it’s really up to your business. However, there’s a reason (well, multiple reasons) most businesses utilize Business Class Internet. It’s even in the name after all! Business Class Internet, and other high level internet types, make all the difference in performance.
Consider the following advantages of Business Class Internet on business performance:
Now, with the above reasons in mind, you tell me if you think Business Class Internet is worth it.
This is usually the deciding factor for businesses thinking about Business Class Internet, and it’s understandable. As good as something can sound in theory, if the price isn’t right then the discussion is over. That brings us to the big question: what is the cost of Business Class Internet?
Well, there is no answer, or not a single one anyway. This is because Business Class Internet has average speeds anywhere from 50Mbps to 1GB and can range from $75/mo to $1,000+. This is due to the fact that there is no universal standard for Business Class Internet. It’s not a one size fits all solution because every business has unique needs.
However, one of the advantages of working with Simplified Communications, is that, as an independent broker, we can put together an ideal package, utilizing the best services for the best prices available.
For existing customers that really need to watch the spending, and you’ve been in your contract for 12-18 months, we may be able to reduce your costs.
Not All Internet is Created Equal
To determine the best internet for your business, it’s important to understand the totem pole of internet types. Residential/standard internet comes in at the bottom, with the lowest cost but restricted upload speeds and slow, best-effort service agreements that might make you want to pull your hair out.
Business Class Internet is a huge step above residential with its ability to offer higher speeds and synchronous speeds for upload and downloads. Business Class Internet also often comes with a Static Internet Protocol (IP) address and improved service level agreements for quicker service, which means any internet problems that occur can be addressed swiftly.
Then there is Enterprise Class Internet sitting atop of the totem pole. This is the internet solution for businesses who rely heavily on the internet. Enterprise Class Internet includes dedicated service, quality level service agreements offering same-day repair, and project management.
Trying to decide between Business Class and Enterprise Class Internet? Know that dual connectivity is an option as well. This is a combination of Business Class and Enterprise Class Internet. Depending on the needs of your company, this might be the best fit for you! Reach out to our team to find out which service is best for your current trajectory and growth in your business!
Business Class Internet Reliability
When signing up for Business Class Internet, you will also sign a service level agreement that lays out the level of uptime and service you will receive. This is important because technology is not without issues. But having quick solutions and nearby customer service representatives goes a long way in addressing issues the same day and ensuring your Business Class Internet is functioning properly again in no time. Additionally, you will receive dedicated account managers and business specialists who monitor your network for both performance and security.
Service level agreements will vary from carrier to carrier, but you are typically offered four minimum guarantees:
Another reason why Business Class Internet is regarded for its reliability is because it provides customers with a Static IP address. Your IP address is your network’s online address. A Static IP address is permanent, in contrast to a dynamic IP address that changes regularly. Most businesses request a Static IP because it makes their network both more secure and more reliable. This is important especially if you have employees working across various locations or you use a virtual private network (VPN).
Know Your Provider Options
Business Class Internet is offered by most of the top Internet Service Providers such as:
Unsure of which is for you? Simplified Communications usually recommends utilizing the Business Class Internet option from your preferred Internet Service Provider, but we’d be happy to share our expert advice if you’d like to learn more.
All the above information is meant to serve as a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to learn more about Business Class Internet or businesses considering the transition to Business Class Internet.
We understand this can seem like an intimidating process to some, but know that our Simplified Team is here to walk you through it. With us by your side, we’ll get you through all things Business Class Internet and, by doing so, get you an internet service that can finally keep up with you!
While 2022 gets underway, we look forward to continuing to support your business’s voice and internet services.
As your dedicated partner for all voice, internet, and digital collaboration - let's review your goals for 2022.
If your business has grown, moved or changed dramatically, you may be interested in faster speeds, better pricing or increased features in your phone or internet services.
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Monthly costs for Business Class Internet can start at $75/mo and go up to $1,000+. Keep in mind, there is no universal standard for Business Class internet. Every business has unique needs.
The benefit of working with Simplified Communications, is that, as an independent broker, we can put together an ideal package, utilizing the best services for the best prices available.
Business Class + Enterprise Class = Success!
To help determine the best options we'll first explore:
- What internet services does your business have in place currently?
- Is the current service meeting your needs or falling short?
- What kind of growth or changes are you anticipating that might affect your bandwidth needs?
Every business has unique needs. The benefit of working with Simplified Communications, is that, as an independent broker, we can put together an ideal package, utilizing the best services available.
What our clients are saying:
I went to Patrick when I was moving my company and needed to upgrade my internet and phone systems. It was great to work with him vs. going directly to one of the providers as he was able to find the best deal and recommend what I needed for the size of my company. Incredibly prompt communication and he was on it to hit all of our deadlines and push the providers when it seemed like things were going off track. Reed on the Simplified team was also great to work with when we needed help with installing access points in our office. I would recommend them to anyone looking for business internet or phone.
Annual Business Internet Usage has surpassed:
See if Business Class Internet is best for your business.
Simplified Communications usually recommends utilizing at least the Business Class Internet option from your preferred Internet Service Provider.
Depending on the provider and level of service, benefits may include:
Popular Business Class Internet Service Providers:
Simplified can help you determine the level of service and best provider based on your business’s unique needs.
Business Class Internet is a big step above residential level or standard internet, but with the new consumer demands on speed and reliability, you may be needing something more.
Enterprise Class Internet is the next step up from Business Class Internet, and it is worth looking into if your company relies heavily on the internet.
We've compiled a quick overview of the differences between Business Class Internet and Enterprise Class Internet.
Reach out to our team to find out which service is best for your current trajectory and growth in your business!
Business Class Internet usually offers:
- Fast, Asymmetrical Speeds
- Static IP
- Enhanced Customer Service
There is no universal standard for Business Class internet. Check with our team to make sure your internet package is appropriate for your needs
Enterprise Class Internet also offers:
Dedicated service means that if you subscribe to 100mbps, you get 100mpbs dedicated to you, and it is not shared with other businesses.
SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT
Quality levels are guaranteed in most cases with a Service Level Agreement. SLAs vary from carrier to carrier but typically offer four guarantees:
- Mean time to repair
- Jitter: The fluctuation of latency over time.
- Latency: The time it takes for a packet to get to its destination.
- Uptime: What percentage of the time will the internet be up and running.
OTHER BENEFITS AND FEATURES
- Project management from service order to installation
- Other network solutions in addition to internet connectivity. For example, Point to Point connectivity between 2 sites, MPLS (allows for multi-location businesses to communicate with any other location through a private network, Express route or Cloud Connectivity.
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