Far too many businesses confuse Internet redundancy with Internet diversity. Both are concerned with providing alternate Internet connection and communication services in the event of an outage; yet, both solve these problems in different ways. Make sure you do not use the terms interchangeably or confuse one with the other. Let’s take a look at both and help you decide which is best for your business.
During these unprecedented times, many companies didn't have a remote work policy in place. Here are some suggestions on which tools are available to implement for remote teams as well as some protocols that can be put in place to help move projects and tasks along to reach your business' goals.
When making an Internet provider decision or even a fixed wireless provider decision, a person needs to consider many factors. Line of sight, redundancy, SLAs, and of course, reliability. A key factor of reliability is ensuring your Internet connection remains stable during as many adverse conditions as possible.
A common question is the effect of weather and rain fade. Because fixed wireless providers utilize radio waves, it might be logical to think that inclement weather such as rain or snow can affect reliability or speed. This is not always the case. It depends on the type of connection (point-to-point or point-to-multipoint: "what’s the difference?”), frequency and also if your provider is supplying something called adaptive modulation.
Remote work was always going to be a big part of our future. Now that it has accelerated, it is time to have a formal policy in place to ensure businesses and employees are successful. Managing a remote workforce is different from managing an office. There are many aspects to working remotely and when creating your own policy, you need to make appropriate decisions based on your own company.
Fixed wireless and satellite Internet are often times confused to be the same technologies when that could be further from the truth. If you are trying to figure out which business Internet solutions is best for you, below is an illustration of how fixed wireless and satellite internet are vastly different.
One of the significant changes brought about by the pandemic is the proliferation of conference calling and the resulting need for quality levels of video bandwidth. Businesses that now have workers in remote locations and educational institutions requiring more student-teacher interactions via Zoom or Teams are discovering the joys and pains of Internet video communications.
The major issues experienced center on poor connections that produce stuttering, skipping, and dropped calls altogether. There are a number of possible causes for these problems. Let’s take a look at them, along with some solutions.
To many consumers, fixed wireless and satellite Internet are basically the same. Both do away with the need for a cable or wired connection running into your home or business from an ISP, right? While both do eliminate the outside ground infrastructure of cables, this is where the similarity ends.
Wireless networks are generally taken for granted. Much like the convenience of turning on a faucet and receiving clean water, we basically expect wireless to be available everywhere, for every purpose, all the time. In fact, the overwhelming majority of people have no idea about the different types of wireless networks that make our modern lives possible.
We are led to believe that a physical connection is better than wireless. Yet we still heavily rely on different wireless technologies everyday. Here's a few examples of different types of wireless connections that help us achieve our day-to-day tasks.
Your business needs an enterprise Internet installation in a new building or location. Fast upload and download speeds are essential, as well as guaranteed uptime and instant assistance when problems arise. Obviously, you shop among the local ISPs for the best deal and service, but all of them tell you the same story - an incredibly long wait time for installation.