Business Internet Speed Charlotte

Business Internet Speed Charlotte

“The Need for Speed!” a phrase often accompanying fast driving and exotic automobiles.  In the field of business or corporation technology the phrase has an analogous meaning. Business or corporation internet speed, for Charlotte companies, is vital and directly affects operation, productivity, and profitability. The characteristic claims of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) concerning the speed of their networks is confusing and often exaggerated. Faster is better than slower. However, how much speed does your business or corporation require and what direct affect does it have?  We like to address these questions and hopefully more as we take a quick, non-technical introduction to the basics for your Charlotte business or corporation.

Internet connections can be separated into two speeds—download and upload. Downloading is the receiving of files such as documents, songs, images, etc.  Uploading, on the other hand, is the sending of files. Speed is measured in “bits per second” or bps. A single bit is a small unit of data, and thousands (kilobits/kbps) or millions (megabits/mbps) travel per second. The number of bits per second is directly proportional to the speed of your connection.  To increase amount of data transferred, increase the speed.  Bandwidth dictates the amount of data that can move through at once.  A good example of bandwidth restrictions is the pipe example. The amount of water allowed to move through a pipe is based on the size of the pipe.  Increase the pipe size and the more water volume is allowed through the pipe. Therefore, increase bandwidth = increase in internet speed.  Fiber-optic cable has higher bandwidth than traditional copper-based cable. The internet speed of fiber-optic cable is 100x faster. The typical speed of 1 Gbps equates to a standard movie downloading in seconds.  That’s a major technological advancement, coming soon to Charlotte.

The numbers above are speeds the infrastructure can provide, but actual upload and download speeds depend on the computer in use, the distance from your ISP, and connection type available. Additionally, the number of people using your connection and what they are doing will have an affect your internet speed.  Large files accessed by multiple employees increases the demand on your connection, thus decreasing internet speed.   These specifics must be considered when deciding what internet speed is needed for your Charlotte business or corporation.

The one thing you can be sure of is your need for faster internet speed will only increase over time.  As your business or corporation grows so will your internet need. CII Technology Solutions can analyze your current situation and extrapolate for the future taking into consideration your business or corporation goals and projections. Our technical experts are waiting to discuss the internet needs of your Charlotte business or corporation.  Call us our Charlotte team today at (919)676-8300

Get an advantage on your competitors today with CII Technology Solutions. Faster and upward!