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Historically, fiber broadband solutions seemed like a luxury product that businesses couldn’t afford. The latest and greatest broadband delivery method was scarce and in order to wire a property there were exorbitant construction costs businesses didn’t want to take on.
But for providers like Mediacom Business, who make it their business to deep root their fiber network into underserved areas in rural America – using fiber optics for data and voice solutions is more of a reality for businesses than ever before. And this is true for businesses outside of traditional enterprise-level verticals like education, healthcare and governments. More and more, our connected economy demands new technologies on a daily basis to advance business development and productivity. And the trick to power them all is having the most reliable and powerful internet connection without bringing the rest of their business dealings to a lagging halt. Welcome to the power of fiber.
In this blog we will explore Gigabit broadband capacity and the many benefits this level of technology delivers. When IT leaders find their networks bursting at the seams, suffering capacity issues and maxing out their connection, they know it’s time for an overhaul of their network infrastructure. I always say the red flag should be raised when a business brings a new innovative application that will help push the company to the next level of innovation but the broadband capacity can’t handle the usage. Moving to fiber-optic connectivity can seem daunting but my guess is that once an IT director or business owner does the deep dive – the investment is well worth it in the long run.
Before we get into defining Gigabit and its advantages over counterpart delivery methods in the market, let’s talk a little bit about our customers who are using Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions. We serve businesses of all sizes and cater to a number of industries including those that are community anchor institutions. Our customers and their IT leaders come to us seeking scalable bandwidth as they see the increased usage over the years. Questions like “I see us needing X but I know in 5 years we’ll be well over Y.” And the great part about fiber is the scalability it offers. Any business knows what you need today in terms of broadband, is not going to be the bandwidth you need tomorrow so using a delivery method where you can just “turn up” additional bandwidth means not having to drive up equipment and construction costs every time there is a request for increased broadband. Some of the key issues that have plagued our IT leaders tend to fall under the following categories:
Defining Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions
Fiber-optic solutions for data and voice are providing the pathway to push big data, connect multiple locations and enable users to access information simultaneously no matter where they are located. It’s simply the fastest transfer of data technology available to date. Gigabit is the buzz word right now in the technology space – essentially it means the speed by which 1 billion bits of data per seconds are delivered. It’s a superfast connection, transmitting data at the speed of light. That ultra-high speed is maintained both downstream and upstream, something that is hard to come by with other internet service providers. Mediacom Business Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions is distributed using light wave technology through a fiber-optic cable to deliver superior data, voice and video capabilities. It's exceptionally secure and reliable because it runs on a dedicated, private fiber-optic network, not the open public internet. Think of it as your own lane on the “broadband highway”.
Benefits of Gigabit
The most immediate benefit is the astonishing speed. Emails, large files, record transfers, web pages, videos and internet phone services move instantaneously, seamlessly and reliably. There's no more video buffering, no more spinning wheels on your computer screen, no more tapping your fingers anxiously while you wait for your files to send. Large amounts of data can easily move across the network and traffic is much better profiled. For those businesses adopting and investing in the cloud, Gigabit level internet provides immediate access to the platform. Lower latency and more efficient IT management are additional perks. The infographic below touches on some of these aspects:
Mediacom Business has 20 + years and a wealth of in-house expertise managing and monitoring our fiber network. We serve over 1,500 communities throughout the country and have invested billions of dollars to build a nationwide fiber optic infrastructure to deliver a wide array of advanced data and voice solutions. Creating a robust and secure network is part art and part science and we are well versed in both. Building fiber is the easy part but maintaining a network of this stature is a whole other story. This is a common oversight for a lot of cities who look to build their own network.
Through Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions from Mediacom Business, the days of your business being defined by its physical location are gone. Having this type of high capacity broadband access allows businesses to thrive in today’s climate but easily positions them for the scalability needed for future demands. It makes the world a much smaller place to do business in.
Technology helps to connect businesses to customers and partners but now many companies are examining how technology can connect them to employees. Especially in the field of Technology, startups and the like, the talent pool is small. Silicon Valley is very competitive so companies have been forced to reevaluate how they find professional and motivated people. To execute a strategic plan these cutting edge companies realize they need a solid core team that have the skillset to propel the company forward. Companies are now looking beyond the city limits for this talent and realizing, with the help of technology, there are no geographical boundaries to finding the right employees. Tech giants like IBM, Bunchball, and others are looking to hire outside of their state of origin for talent.
Quality of life is more important than ever to employees, and uprooting families is not an option for many. But the advancements in applications like video conferencing and virtual technology, allow for teams to work together simultaneously. Collaboration is fostered with the use of these platforms and it really doesn’t matter in the end where the employee sits. But in order to run these types of programs, there needs to be a very strong broadband backbone to keep these connections running in real time. Without the right of amount of bandwidth to power these practices, communication on all levels will come to a halt. Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions from Mediacom Business is delivering the connectivity businesses need to bring together all company locations. With advanced custom services like Transparent LAN, companies can seamlessly connect point-to-point and multi-point Ethernet networks together no matter where they are. All employees are able to work off the same server, accessing and sharing data in a matter of seconds.
This concept of remote working has paid off, allowing residents and students to work for key tech companies without having to leave family and friends, something many have done in order to achieve their dream job. In this article from USA Today, explore the reasons why telecommuting was the right answer for these businesses and employees.
Faster speeds, better reliability, secure connections to the public internet and the ability for a business to do more and go further. These are just some of the benefits of using fiber-optic broadband for your business. Columbia, Missouri is one of the many areas over our 22-state footprint that has access to fiber technology for data, voice and video services. Our customers who utilize Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions are creating transformational experiences for their business and opening up the door to innovation. The fiber "pipe" provides the capacity that allows a business to increase productivity. Bandwidth can be allocated for different uses within the business itself. Think of all of the weight that can sit on a broadband network - email use, video plays, data accessed on a server by many employees. That doesn't take into consideration the advanced platforms that truly propel a business forward: cloud services, virtual reality, teleconferencing, VOIP services, Wi-Fi access for patrons and the like that require a significant amount of bandwidth to operate.
Thanks to providers like Mediacom Business who are expanding their broadband network and fiber coverage and making the coveted delivery method of fiber more affordable, this technology is now readily accessible to businesses in rural America. This technology delivers astonishing speeds of 10 Gig and beyond – so businesses experience the difference right off the bat.
But what may be the biggest benefit of businesses having access to high-capacity broadband is the heavy contribution it lends to the economic development of the city itself. Businesses are able to compete regardless of geographical boundaries and cities have the ability to retain/attract businesses - because broadband, like electricity, is one of the key components to the start of any business. In this article from the Columbia Business Times in Missouri, discover how fiber can be the gateway to a better business.