If you need to have internet installed at your business location, you want to install the most reliable internet with fastest speeds so you can get all of your work done without worrying about the internet being too slow or about the internet going down when you really need it.
Fiber-optics exist at the cutting edge of internet options. Fiber-optics internet is provided by fiber-optics cables. Fiber-optic cables are the newest type of cable made for sending data. They move internet signals faster than any other system because the internet connection is sent through the fiber-optic cable by carrying the data and signal as a light signal, which allows for the faster transition of data. Fiber-optic cables experience less distortion and attenuation, allowing them to carry a signal for a long distance at a fast speed without any issues.
One of the best things about a fiber-optic internet connection is that your upload and download speeds are equal. With most internet connections, your upload speed is much slower than your download speed.
The only downside to fiber optic cables is that they are not everywhere yet. Fiber optic cables are most often found in large cities; if you live somewhere where a fiber option connection is available, you should take it, as it's the best signal you are going to get.
If you can't get fiber-optics at your business location, you are going to want to go for a cable internet connection. With a cable internet connection, the data for your internet is delivered through the cable connection. Cable is capable of delivering data at a faster speed than other options such as DSL, although nowhere near as fast as a fiber-optic connection. Cable internet offers faster download speeds than upload speeds, and your individual cable speed is often impacted by how far your business is located from the main cable line.
Next up is a DSL or Digital Subscriber Line. With a DSL connection, the internet connection is sent through a traditional phone line. However, it is not like old-school dial-up, because you have two dedicated lines going to your home; one for the phone, and one for the internet connection. The internet speeds offered through a DSL connection are generally rather low, and not strong enough for most businesses.
When you need a strong and consistent internet signal for your business operations, your top choice should be a fiber-optic internet connection when you set up your Internet installation appointment. After that, a cable internet connection is your best option. A DSL internet connection will probably not be fast enough for your needs.