Is dedicated fiber internet worth it?
The internet is how you connect. It’s how you work. It’s how you check email, video chat with friends, followers and colleagues, and get the latest news. And it can be really annoying when your connection is slow, or worse: out completely.
When it comes to your business, struggling with your internet connection is far more than just an inconvenience. It can slow down your employees’ productivity. It can lead to a bad experience for customers who trust you with their business. And if you don’t have the right connection for you and your organization, it can bring your whole operation to a grinding halt.
Nobody wants to slow down – not you, not your customers and definitely not Midco.
So, if you’re nodding along right now, it might be time to consider whether dedicated fiber internet is right for you.
What is dedicated fiber?
Dedicated fiber is just what it sounds like: a dedicated internet connection solely for your business. It’s like driving down a highway that belongs to you – and you alone. There’s no one else clogging up the lanes or causing backups or traffic jams. It’s just smooth sailing all day, every day.
Who needs dedicated fiber internet?
That’s a good question, and the answer is… it depends!
One important factor to consider is how much internet demand you have on a daily basis.
- Do your employees require the internet to do their jobs, or could they continue working even if the internet went out?
- Would you be able to deliver the services your customers count on, or would your whole operation stop without a solid connection?
- Do you have remote employees who rely on a VPN to stay connected?
- Are cloud-based services integral to your day-to-day operations?
Or, to put it another way, how much money would internet downtime cost you, and how would that affect your ability to generate revenue? If the cost of internet downtime is too high, dedicated fiber would be a good fit for your business.
Reliability you can count on.
At Midco, we own, operate and engineer every single mile of our network, and we’re on the clock 24/7 to make sure it’s getting the job done. What’s more, we’ve built multiple points of resiliency into our network to ensure it performs at the level you need – and expect.
In fact, with dedicated fiber internet, we deliver up to 99.999% reliability, which means your internet is virtually foolproof. Instead of worrying whether your internet is up and running, you can focus your energy on growing your business.
If something does happen – like Mother Nature going on a rampage and interfering with your connection – the maximum amount of downtime you’ll ever experience is four hours.
Always on. Always fast.
A dedicated fiber network isn’t only reliable in that it’s always working. It’s also a super speedy connection.
We all know what it’s like to try to upload or download a document… only to be met with the spinning ball of death and no option except to sit and wait for it to finish.
With a dedicated fiber network, those days are a thing of the past. Your upload and download speed are the same, and (you guessed it!) they’re both super-fast. That means less time twiddling your thumbs and more time getting things done.
Dedicated fiber also has incredibly low latency and jitter.
- Latency is the speed at which data travels over the network. The lower the latency, the faster information can travel.
- Jitter is latency inconsistency between each data packet. The more consistent your jitter is, the more reliable your internet connection will be.
Together, low latency and low jitter lead to consistently fast internet that you can always rely on. So, say goodbye to files that take forever to send. Say goodbye to a lagging internet connection that makes simple tasks difficult. And say hello to smooth, reliable service that lets you get down to business.
So… is dedicated fiber internet worth it?
Not all businesses need a dedicated fiber connection – and that’s OK! If your work is primarily hands-on, not in a typical office setting or not reliant on an internet connection to do your core functions, we might recommend a different internet package for you (and we’ll be happy to help you find the right one for your business).
However, if you, your employees or your customers need strong and steady internet, if your business would stop due to a lost connection, or if internet downtime would seriously impact your revenue, dedicated fiber internet is a must to set your business up for success now and into the future.
Midco Business Internet services not available in all areas and delivery methods will vary. Some restrictions apply.