In order to run a successful business, your Internet needs to accommodate everyday tasks like emailing customers, videoconferencing with other offices, and downloading large files. If your team has been experiencing frozen screens during Zoom meetings or long delays while waiting for important documents, your business Internet plan may not have enough bandwidth. Find out if upgrading to a faster plan could take the frustration out of your business day.
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Factors That Affect Your Internet Requirements
There are several ways we can determine how much bandwidth your business needs.
- Number of employees and devices. The larger your staff, the more speed you will need. This is because download speed is divided between the number of employees you have. For instance, if your Internet plan includes 100 Mbps download speed and you have 10 employees, each employee only has a download speed of 10 Mbps. That’s probably not fast enough for receiving large files or attending Zoom meetings, so you might consider switching to 1,000 Mbps, or 1 Gbps.
- Your growth plan. If you currently have several employees but know your staff will be expanding in the near future, you should plan on needing more speed. Instead of waiting until your business grows and starts experiencing lags and lulls, get ahead of the game by adding bandwidth before the change takes place.
- Types of online activities. Different Internet tasks require different download and upload speeds. Browsing the web and sending emails doesn’t take much bandwidth, especially if only a couple people are in the office. But video conferencing, frequent file sharing, and server hosting requires faster download speeds.
Take a look at this chart of download speed requirements for an idea of how fast your business Internet plan should be.
|Number of devices/employees||Activity||Download Speed|
|2||Browsing and emailing||5 Mbps|
|3 or 4||Large file downloads||25 Mbps|
|5 to 10||Streaming videos, frequent file sharing||75 Mbps|
|10 to 15||Video conferencing, data backups, cloud computing||150 Mbps|
|15 to 20||Seamless conferencing and server hosting||250 Mbps|
|20 to 30||Heavy online backups and multiple server hosting||500 Mbps|
|More than 30||Enterprise-ready offices without interruptions||1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps)|
Does My Business Need Fiber Internet?
High-speed DSL Internet delivers fast enough service for Monroe and St. Clair county businesses that need download speeds of 100 Mbps. But for larger businesses that require between 250 and 1,000 Mbps to transfer large files or have frequent video conference calls, fiber-optic Internet, where available, is the best solution.
Still Not Sure How Much Speed Your Business Needs?
Whether you own an office, a restaurant, or a store, we’re happy to talk you through your business requirements to help you choose an Internet package that meets your needs. Just call our customer service team at 618-939-6112.
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