If you’ve tried various providers, or your knowledge around internet connectivity is more advanced than the average Joe, you will know that choosing the best internet connectivity can be a real mission.
This is possible because internet providers are run by technical people who don’t really “get” that most people don’t fully understand all the methods of internet access, and certainly not how to choose the right package.
(And while we’re on the topic of hard-to-understand stuff, you should also know that all ISPs (Internet Service Providers) offer different things. And actually, what’s true for one may not be true for another).
Well, that’s why we at BitCo like to clear things up. In this article, we’ll provide the reasons why you should upgrade to business Fibre. If you can get it.
1: Business Fibre is reliable
For businesses in South Africa up until this point, it has been ADSL that’s ruled the roost.
It’s the best we’ve had. But it is not as reliable as Fibre. Here’s why:
- While Fibre optic cables are not susceptible to interference, ADSL is because of its copper cables. Because of this, it requires a lot more maintenance and this makes it a lot less reliable than Fibre. In addition, Fibre optic cables are resistant to corrosion, which makes them especially reliable in coastal areas.
- Copper cables (for ADSL) are often stolen, but there is no purpose for stealing optic Fibre cables.
- Business Fibre provides uninterrupted connection, while all the other methods do not, including ADSL.
2: Business Fibre is faster
The speed of course, is closely related to reliability – if you can’t rely on your speed, then your connection is not reliable.
Here’s why business Fibre is faster and more reliable than any other connection, including ADSL:
- It’s ridiculous to think that the further your home or business is from the Exchange, the slower your speed will be. In fact, they say that if your premises is 5+ kilometres to the nearest exchange, you’d be wasting your time with ADSL. Check the fastest ADSL speed you can get in your area.
- With Fibre, data can travel up to 50 km to or from an exchange before it starts slowing down, so if your area has Fibre coverage, it doesn’t matter how far your premises is to the exchange. Of course, if you’re considering Wifi or LTE, then you need to know that location is key, because they are susceptible to all sorts of things (see the comparison chart at the end of this article).
- Business Fibre offers faster webpage load times, upload-download speeds and faster file transferring speeds between users.