As an Internet Service Provider (ISP), we provide a secure, dedicated point-to-point circuit with a wide range of access speeds (from DSL to 1 Gig Metro Ethernet). Our service is scalable, allowing you to add bandwidth whenever needed. Ultra-fast speeds allow you to collaborate with your clients in real time, whether you are hosting a video conference, or sending large files.
Determining which type of internet service to use depends on several factors such as: desired speed, geographical location, security, cost, and mobility of the service. A business must also consider the size of the company and the number of employees using the service. Other considerations to be made include determining what the service will be used for. Some companies may only need basic email and internet capabilities, where other companies may need a large bandwidth to host their own web site to display product catalogs and conduct sales, for example. As web sites become more technologically advanced, and include animations and company stores, the required bandwidth required to support them increases as well.
Companies with multiple locations and scattered employees may need the ability to network to ensure a seamless and cohesive team working environment.
Each type of internet service has advantages and disadvantages:
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL): DSL internet service is an “always-on” connection and is widely available, but mostly only in urban areas. Some users can choose between symmetrical or asymmetrical service. Symmetrical service (SDSL) offers identical upload and download speeds and supports data up to 3 Mbps. Asymmetrical service (ADSL) offers faster download speeds and slower upload speeds and supports data rates from 1.5 to 9 Mbps.
Cable: Cable internet operates through a modem over cable TV lines. It is generally faster than DSL and is usually available in urban areas. Cable modem speeds can range from 512 Kbps to over 100 Mbps. Cable modems operate by using TV channel space for transmitting data and uses the same coaxial cables used for televisions.
Wireless: Mobile wireless internet is delivered through mobile phone towers and cellular networks and provides internet services to computers and cell phones. It offers portability, allowing your service to travel with you. However, this is generally only offered within a specific coverage area. Fixed wireless service is not portable. It requires a fixed, external antenna. The advantage of wireless service is that it is widely available in rural areas.
Fiber optic: Much of the internet is deployed using fiber optic cables and fiber optic internet service is the fastest broadband technology reaching speeds from 500 Mbps to 1Gbps. Another benefit of fiber optic service is that it can provide service over much longer distances than copper-based technologies such as DSL and cable.
Satellite: Satellite internet can be costly, but gives internet capability to those in rural areas where other services may not reach. Because signals must travel great distances, satellite internet is slightly slower than other options with speeds ranging from 492 to 512 Kbps.
JKS consults with you to assess the needs of your company and helps you determine which type of service is the most cost-efficient choice.
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