If you’re currently using a broadband connection, you might be wondering what the cost of a leased line is.
There’s no escaping the fact that the cost of a leased line is higher than a broadband connection but it’s also true that the added costs come with a wealth of benefits.
The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ rings true when it comes to leased line connectivity and the added reliability, faster speeds and dedicated circuit is evidence of that.
If your business is looking into the financials of upgrading to leased line connectivity, here’s some of the many benefits the added costs will bring you and your business.
Broadband works differently to a leased line. With broadband you’ll be sharing your connection with your neighbours and other businesses and residential properties near to you. However, by investing in a leased line you’ll get dedicated connectivity, meaning there will only be your business using your connection.
Sharing your connectivity with other business properties can impact your line, affecting things such as interference on the line and it makes your line more susceptible to security issues. You also receive lesser service level agreements (SLAs) on a business broadband solution.
However, having a dedicated leased line can reduce all those issues as there’s no one else’s data or issues to avoid before your solution gives your business exactly what you need. What’s more, by taking out a leased line solution you’ll also benefit from better SLAs, giving you peace of mind knowing that if there’s an issue, you’ll be back up and running as soon as possible.
Further justifying the cost of a leased line are the speeds offered when you take a dedicated connection. With a leased line, you’ll get the fastest speeds available to UK businesses today. Speeds on a leased line begin at 10Mbps through to 100Mbps and 1Gbps and onto 10Gbps.
What’s more, those speeds are symmetrical meaning you’ll get the same speeds on both upload and download.
According to research 74% of businesses have seen their IT costs fall thanks to faster internet.
Money is essential to business and is arguably the biggest factor when it comes to the majority of business decisions which is why the cost of a leased line can sometimes be intimidating for a business.
Leased lines are varied between businesses and, as a result, the costs can also vary and differ depending on the package required by a business.
Location, installation requirements and specifications of the business can all affect the cost of a leased line but as mentioned above, the higher costs are reflected in the business benefits you’ll receive back. So I guess the real question is what is the cost of NOT having a leased line?
It’s highly encouraged to get a quote from us as we’ll take the time to understand your business and your requirements and suggest a leased line package which meets both your needs and your costs.
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