Internet Connectivity

Internet Connectivity

Good internet connectivity is essential for every business these days.  Namely for sending and receiving emails, or simply searching the web.  Our most popular package is our Managed Internet Service, which means that you pay a monthly fee.  This covers set up and installation of your chosen service.  Once installation is complete our engineers will manage your system for you.

We monitor our Broadband connections 24hrs a day, 7-days a week.   If you experienced a problem with equipment that is part of the Managed Service and needed to be changed Amshire would endeavour to swap this out on the same day, to minimise your downtime.

BROADBAND

A Broadband connection is the most common way to connect to the Internet and favoured by small businesses.  However, there are limitations as it is a contended service.  This means that you share available bandwidth with other Businesses and Home Users.  In some instances this means that your connection may slow down as demand peaks.

FIBRE OPTIC

Even the smallest organisation can benefit from the faster speeds of Fibre Optic connections.  Costs are just a little more than normal Broadband.  Fibre Optic is replacing Broadband in a lot of cases, with the benefit of faster down and upload speeds.  However you would still be using a contended service, and at times your service may slow down.

ETHERNET

When an organisation requires an Internet connection that is more reliable that will not slow down when lots of other Users start using the Internet, then Ethernet is the first choice.  Ethernet over copper is a very reliable and cost-effective way to provide Internet connectivity to an organisation.  Ethernet can be used by any business, but is more commonly used by a business with more than 25 Users needing a reliable uncontended service that will not slow down.

LEASED LINE

For some organisations their Internet connection needs to be very reliable and have a guaranteed capacity which is not possible with Broadband, Fibre Optic or Ethernet.  A Leased Line connection is a dedicated connection, usually Fibre Optic, directly from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the Customer’s premises.  Connection is guaranteed by the ISP to run at agreed speeds in both directions (download and upload).  It is also normal to have a guaranteed repair time in case of problems with the connections.  Because of the costs and long lead times for Leased Lines it is normally only the larger organisations that use this system.

WIRELESS LEASED LINE

In some locations it is possible to have a Wireless Leased Line Internet connection in place of a fixed copper or fibre line.  This is often chosen if fixed line connection is too expensive to install or not possible.  Wireless Leased Lines are as good as Fibre Optic without having to pay for someone to dig up the road to install the cable.  A wireless connection can be moved but a fixed line cannot.  If you relocate, a new connection would need to be installed.  A typical User of this type of connection would be any company that needs more reliable connections than those achievable via Broadband, Fibre Optic or Ethernet.

 

All our managed Internet packages are based on a 12-month minimum term contract.   Amshire terms and conditions apply.

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