Wireless internet uses a range of technologies to beam connectivity to mobile devices. These wireless technologies can also be used by special routers as backup internet connection or even primary in some cases. 4G in some areas of the UK is faster than ADSL and VDSL. Although heavy usage can be expensive. Again like Satellite solutions, it can be a good idea to combine these different technologies with a router that specialises in load balancing. In the above photo, we have combined very slow ADSL connections with 4G and satellite, best of both worlds!
Another solution for many remote locations is to beam dedicated wireless signal between two points that have a line of sight. This can be an expensive and time-consuming exercise requiring community or group of companies to come together to cover costs and work with landowners. Although once in place, can have many benefits for the community. Speed and usage can almost be anything you wish. Again a fixed line or fibre solution will always be more reliable.
A fibre cable runs from your premises to the local exchange and then to the internet. This dedicated line is not only reliable and fast but can often be upgraded with just a phone call to the Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Budget permitting, choose a fibre solution, here ends the blog post!FTTP can come with expensive installation charges as fibre optical cable have to be physically laid to the building, see above to our Edinburgh office in the summer. Installation typically takes 90-180 days depending on location, building, local council, landlords all come into play.
Some leased lines connections (FTTP) might be a mixture of different cables and internet service providers. A Pure Fibre solution just uses the latest fibre technology all the way to the internet. This means your connection is future proof to any speed a small or large business would need for the foreseeable future. We have a Pure Fibre connection in our Edinburgh office, it’s so fast our relevantly new firewall needs upgrading already.