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Business Internet Service vs Residential Internet Service
While business Internet packages can seem more expensive than residential packages, they can actually save you a lot of time, hassle, headaches, and money because they are specifically designed to cater to the needs of businesses instead of homes.
Businesses generally need a lot more upload speed than residences. This need is addressed by business Internet packages. Business Internet packages also usually have stronger security software options than residential packages because businesses tend to have a larger volume of sensitive information on file.
Both types of Internet packages have their pluses and minuses so you should identify your business’s Internet needs to help find the package that best addresses those needs.
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How much Internet speed does your business need?
While every business is different, determining how fast your business Internet should be depends largely upon how many people you expect to be using your business’s Internet. The more people you have, the more speed you need.
A good guideline for determining the Internet speed needs for your business is:at least 3 Mbps per 10 users.
This guideline only applies to download speed. It works really well for brick and mortar businesses where employees use the Internet intermittently. If your business consists of employees who are constantly on the Internet, you should think of it as 5 Mbps per 10 users, or 1 Mbps for every 2 users.
Along with good download speeds, businesses often need more upload speed than residential Internet users because businesses tend to upload more data. The amount of upload speed you need will be greatly affected by how much data your business uploads. File sharing, cloud storage, and video conferencing all contribute to the greater need for upload speed. Businesses that do a lot of collaborative work or upload a lot of large design files will need a lot of upload speed. Many business Internet packages are designed with the extra upload speed included, but you need to check carefully to make sure you get what you need.