Typically, when building a network and Internet infrastructure for a business, Internet speed and connectivity is of vital importance. When examining your needs, it is helpful to have an understanding of the impact of your choices and use of the “last mile” of Internet.
Topics: Internet Access, Business Internet, Internet Service Provider (ISP), network performance, Network Security, Internet Connection, Redundancy, Dedicated Internet, Point-to-Point Fixed Wireless, Metro Ethernet, Last Mile, Local Loop, Automobile Dealership
The terms “last mile” and “local loop” are likely familiar to anyone who provides or utilizes network connectivity. The last mile, also referred to as “local loop,” is the actual, physical connection between the Internet Service Provider’s core network to the end user’s building.
Because of issues encountered at this stage of a connection, it's often referred to as the “last-mile problem.” Historically, last-mile connections have been affected by a number of technological issues for end users and are associated with distinctly high costs.