Business Broadband – Dedicated vs Standard and what your business needs

Fastcom Business Broadband Dedicated And Standard








Do you know the difference between dedicated and standard broadband and what they can do for your business?? Here’s Fastcom’s guide to choosing the optimum service for your business.

Dedicated service:

Sometimes referred to as a leased line, dedicated broadband circuits are delivered via fibre or a wireless link. Dedicated circuits are specifically built for your business and are not shared with anyone else, guaranteeing quality of service at all times. These circuits can deliver superfast connectivity with symmetrical download and upload speeds up to 1Gb. An enhanced SLA, Service Level Agreement, means any issues or faults are resolved within hours as opposed to days………a necessity when your business is dependent on its connectivity on a day-to-day basis.

Standard service:

Standard broadband circuits are delivered using either wireless, copper or fibre links. These are contended circuits where the network is shared with other users in the immediate vicinity. Standard services usually come with an SLA of 4-5 working days meaning it could be up to a week before any fixes are in place.

Backup connectivity:

No matter which option you choose for your business connectivity, here at Fastcom, we always recommend that a business has a diverse backup circuit in place. This circuit can be used for some services on an ongoing basis but really comes into the fore when the primary circuit is encountering an issue or fault. With 94% of businesses these days using the cloud for some element of their IT operations, there is even more necessity for businesses to have reliable, always on connectivity to ensure they are not left vulnerable. A backup connection will ensure this.


Please get in touch with Fastcom and we can help you determine what the best option is for you.



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