Choosing Your Business Adsl
You need to choose an internet connection mode for your business, and your best bets are business ADSL and DSL options. Both of them are based on the fact that the computers at your business will talk through a modem or router at your chosen line speed.
• A modem translates the digital information received from your computer to another modem at the end of a phone line. The modem at that end changes the signal back into digital information the computer can understand. There are wireless modems that do this same job using radio signals. These services are typically purchased from the phone company.
• Cable modems utilize the wiring installed by a television cable service provider, but the translation principle remains the same.
• If you have a digital subscriber line (DSL), your computer connects through the same wires as your phone service. Copper wire allows for the very high frequency vibrations that transmit data quickly. Internet communications occur at higher frequencies than do phone calls.
• Fiber optic internet communication is available, but not yet as widespread as other options.
Let’s look closely at business ADSL options. This term pinpoints the difference between uploads of information from your computer and downloads you receive from the internet. ADSL, which stands for asymmetric DSL, means that you can download information faster than you can send it out.
ADSL serves the common internet customer who might upload occasional photos or videos but really does a lot of regular downloading. And the quicker incoming speeds mean that even if you’re not actually downloading something from the internet, you can still access information more quickly. Setting the incoming versus the outgoing at asymmetric frequencies also prevents interference between channels—an important customer service point.
But are the nature and size of your business adaptable to ADSL connection?
Those companies that upload and send out a lot of data might need to rethink this issue. If you work with a cadre of remote employees, perform large file uploads regularly, utilize videoconferencing technologies, or network among multiple locations, you need to find the business application that’s right for you.
VSDL stands for very high bit-rate DSL, and it provides very quick connections. However, you must be close to the service provider’s connections in order to receive this service.
You can opt for SDSL, symmetric DSL. Many small businesses choose this method that will send out and receive data at the same rate. However, you cannot utilize your phone line.
Some companies are offering rate adaptive DSL (RADSL), an asymmetric DSL that adjusts modem speed according to whatever else is going on with the line. Think of it as an adjustable rate mortgage; sometimes you’ll love it and sometimes you won’t.
Besides all these versions of DSL, you can opt for cable broadband connections. The big drawback there is the limitation in bandwidth, which means if many users are online at once then you’ll be slowed down. WiMax is an up-and-coming technology based on wireless microwave technologies. It goes beyond the uncertain limits of Wi-Fi; we will see some future day when it replaces both DSL and cable connectivity.
In the meantime, if you need high-speed internet service for your business, ADSL is still your best bet. You can choose options that offer the benefit of a dedicated data line, with download speeds up to 15 mbps as well as uploads at up to around 1.0 mbps. Look for companies with 24/7 customer support service, proactive monitoring, scheduled maintenance notifications, bandwidth tests, and domain name service among their features.