Internet Speed Durham

Internet Speed Durham

“The Need for Speed!” a phrase often associated with fast driving and exotic automobiles.  In the dominion of business or corporation technology that phrase is has a similar meaning. Business or corporation internet speed, for Durham companies, is important and directly affects operation, productivity, and profitability. The characteristic claims of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) concerning the speed of their networks is perplexing. Faster is better than slower. However, how much speed does your business or corporation require and what affect does that have?  We look to answer these questions and hopefully more as we take a quick, non-technical introduction to the basics for your Durham business or corporation.

Internet connections are separated into two speeds—downloading and uploading. Downloading involves the receiving of files such as documents, songs, images, etc., while, uploading is the sending of files. Speed is measured in “bits per second.” A single bit is an particularly 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. Increase the speed increase the amount of data transferred.  Bandwidth dictates the amount of data that can move through at once.  A pipe is a good example of bandwidth. The amount of water that can move through a pipe is based on the size of the pipe.  Larger the pipe the more water volume through the pipe. Henceforth, 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 seconds.  That’s major technological advancement, coming soon to Durham.

The numbers above are speeds the infrastructure can provide but your actual upload and download speeds depend on your computer, the distance from your ISP, and the type of connection available. Additionally, the number of people using your connection and what they are doing will directly affect your internet speed.  Large files accessed by multiple employees will increase the demand on your connection, therefore decreasing your internet speed.   These specifics must be considered when deciding what is internet speed is needed for your Durham 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 Durham business or corporation.  Call us today at (919)676-8300

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

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