North Tyneside Business Broadband

March 09, 2015
by Alex Tough

Understand what ADSL is or ISP means? Then we can help break down what all the technical acronyms mean to help you find the right technology to get your superfast business broadband on

Internet access can be provided using different broadband technologies including satellite, cable, telephone wires, wireless or mobile connections. The consequences of choosing the wrong access technology for your business could be an unnecessary bill running to tens of thousands of pounds.

So to help North Tyneside businesses understand better about broadband types, we will explain each type. This will help to get the best out of your Connection Vouchers!

Types of Business Broadband

DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)

Also known as ADSL or SDSL, this is the most common type of broadband connection and is delivered through your existing phone line. Unfortunately it requires a good quality phone line, a local exchange to be “enabled” and you need to be located within a certain distance from the exchange. This makes it quite limited and is not really an effective solution for much of rural Ireland.

ADSL

ADSL broadband uses telephone lines to provide broadband access which is up to 140 times faster than dial up and ADSL2+ can reach speeds of up to 24Mbps. It’s currently the most popular type of broadband in Australia and is available in most areas.

Cable

If you already have cable TV then you live in an area served by a cable operator. You will need a special modem to run alongside your TV box, and the operator will often bundle the cost of the TV and Broadband connections together in a cost effective package.

Like the DSL connection, this is more common in towns, and is not an option if you live outside the network area.

Satellite

Satellite is generally considered to be the last resort for people living in remote areas. It requires the installation of a special satellite dish and modem, and the equipment and line rentals are often extremely expensive.

Wireless

Where broadband cannot be delivered via telephone or cable, it may be available using wireless technology. Local WiFi hotspots are increasingly available, and are often provided in airports, hotels, cafes, pubs and motorway service stations. Some operators also offer mobile phone style ‘roaming’ facilities. Worldwide interoperability for microwave access (Wi-max) is a fast-emerging alternative to WiFi and makes it possible to provide broadband to areas where other technology is unsuitable.

Fiber

Fiber optic technology converts electrical signals carrying data to light and sends the light through transparent glass fibers about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber transmits data at speeds far exceeding current DSL or cable modem speeds, typically by tens or even hundreds of Mbps.

The actual speed you experience will vary depending on a variety of factors, such as how close to your computer the service provider brings the fiber and how the service provider configures the service, including the amount of bandwidth used. The same fiber providing your broadband can also simultaneously deliver voice (VoIP) and video services, including video-on-demand.

Leased lines

Larger businesses or businesses with specialist data requirements may want to consider other options offered by business internet service providers, such as a dedicated ‘point-to-point’ leased line connection. Leased lines provide higher bandwidths, and better security and privacy over a line that is used exclusively by the purchasing business.

Each broadband connection method has their benefits and drawbacks. You should consider your options carefully. When looking at broadband packages, it might be helpful to think about:

  • your location, as not all broadband deals will be available in your area
  • your usage requirements, including bandwidth and speed needs, for now and for future growth
  • your budget, factoring in set up fees, monthly line rental and contract terms and fees

As you decide what Internet connection is the best fit for your needs, you may wish to narrow down your selection based on your preferred download and upload speeds. Reliably fast speeds and comprehensive coverage make it easier than ever

Connection Vouchers

The £3bn investment of Virgin Media’s network upgrade welcomes the Connection Voucher scheme with open arms in the area of North Tyneside. The recent news that the government is extending the voucher scheme until March 2016 allows more companies to upgrade their business broadband to superfast speeds.

If you’re a SME that has broadband installation costs over £100 and you’re willing to sign up to a minimum of a 6 month contract with the broadband supplier then we can help. Rymote are proud to be in a position to offer this to our customers, we will provide all the assistance needed to make your business broadband superfast!

Who’s Eligible?

Rymote are in a proud and prestigious position to offer this to businesses in the area of North Tyneside. We can deliver this scheme to you but first you need to;

  1. Have broadband installation that will cost over £100 and willing to sign up to a minimum of a 6 month contract with the broadband supplier.
  2. You need to be an SME, registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader.
  3. Your connection is for your business premises only, you can however apply for a connection at home if that is your work base but not if you occasionally work from home.
  4. You have not received more than £120,000 in grants in the last 3 years.

What’s Next?

You can either fill in the form below or visit our Connection Vouchers page to find out more Information.

Hurry, Connection Vouchers are available for a limited time only, so start applying today.

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