For many internet users, the types of internet connections available are limited, confusing and explained in technical jargon. The best option is one that aligns your business needs and demands with what’s available. Whether the connection is shared or dedicated is often not considered when choosing a home internet service, yet it’s critical to the performance of your business applications. Many home users are satisfied with “best effort,” shared internet where performance can be impacted when multiple customers are trying to access the internet at the same time.
Shared Internet access allows customers to get high speeds at a low price. In some cases, shared access can present performance problems with slowdowns during peak usage periods. However, most businesses can’t afford slow internet or connectivity issues. Under-performing internet can lead to poor user experience, missed deadlines and worse.
This is where dedicated internet access comes in. With dedicated access, a set amount of bandwidth is available for your business, and is not shared with other customers. You are provided specific performance metrics that cover, for example, high availability and low latency.