You have to have internet access for your business. But what do you choose? Dial-up is a dinosaur, and you have no idea what the pros and cons are between cable and DSL. Well, here are a few positive contributions DSL can make to your business and one thing to watch out for.
- One cool thing about DSL is that it can use the existing phone lines. How is that a pro? Well, first of all, that means that you don’t have to have your business in an urban area to get service. Secondly, you will not have to pay additional installation fees. Last but not least, it works tons faster than dial-up but uses the same lines.
- What does DSL mean? Officially, it stands for Digital Subscriber Line. DSL utilizes ordinary copper phone lines to create digital lines for fast Internet access. And the best part? There is never any busy signal.
- Why else is DSL a good choice? DSL is billed on a monthly basis, usually for a fixed price, and for the majority of companies the fixed price includes unlimited usage. In other words, whether your company just sends emails, or you produce elaborate digital creations, your bill is always the same. This means big saving for businesses that are customarily charged by their usage.
- One additional perk of DSL is a stationary ISP. What this does for your company is that it gives you a permanent address for your work computers. This means your employees can connect to the work network from home. If, like other forms of internet access, your ISP is always switching, that becomes an impossibility.
- Okay, so those were the good things. One bad thing is this: the further away from the internet service provider your company is, the weaker the signal gets. That means the download/upload speed slows down considerably. This is a very bad thing. However, don’t give up on DSL yet. You can discover where your business is located in relation to the provider and see if this problem will affect you before you make your final decision.
There you have it. DSL has four pros and only one con. Not too shabby. DSL is fast, always on, and allows your company to boast a permanent ISP. It also doesn’t typically charge you for the amount you download or upload, so there are no surprise fees or additional charges on your bill. Just make sure your business is not too distant from the internet service provider and you’ll be good to go.
About the Author: This is a blog post from Laura Backes, she enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet service providers in my area. You can reach her at: laurabackes8 @ gmail.com.