With the advent of broadband some years ago, many of us believe that the problem of internet speed had been solved once and for all. It's since become clear that this is not the case. As internet speeds across the world increased, the internet itself started to develop and head in new directions. Soon enough, web pages had transformed from basic, text based pages to multimedia sites which maximised users' bandwidths.
Internet speeds and the mass of data online have continued to develop with one another. Today, though, there is a service which allows users a peek into the future – gigabit internet connections. Here, we take a look at how this colossal service can benefit businesses up and down the country.
1. Uninterrupted conferences
The benefits of conducting business conversations online where possible are well understood, but many companies are equally aware of its pitfalls. To have an important conference call ruined by a poor connection is more than an embarrassment – it can sometimes develop into a very costly loss. Gigabit internet provides ample bandwidth for such conference calls to take place smoothly, regardless of what else the connection is being used for at that time.
2. Using the highest possible quality
Whether you're creating a promotional video or passing other media around the office, it's nice to have no limits. Those with slower internet connections can often be forced into compromising on the size of the files they share, which has a knock on effect on the overall quality. Gigabit services allow you to move huge files at great speed with no limitations.
3. Keeping up with competitors
A large part of succeeding as a business is about keeping up with competitors and your marketplace. Not only does this truth extend to marketing and sales, but to a company's infrastructure and internet speeds also. This piece in the FT highlights the importance of a strong connection to cutting edge businesses.
4. Dealing with multimedia
As marketing becomes increasingly reliant upon the digital sector, as per this Guardian piece, businesses of all kinds need to be able to handle large amounts of media. Handling this media – all of which should be of the highest quality – can bring serious demands on the bandwidth of an office. In order for smaller firms to punch above their weight, they need a connection which won't limit them in this respect.
With these four ways in which high speed internet can really transform our businesses, it’s no wonder why so many of us have opted for the speedier approach.
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