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Is it Time to Upgrade Your Business’ Internet Connection?

Here's when fast internet is a non-negotiable.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Business’ Internet Connection?

As businesses become more and more reliant on quality Internet connections, it’s only natural to wonder if the plan you’re currently working with suits your company’s needs.

Most connections these days rely on either copper wires (your average type of connection) or fiber optic cables (used in fiber services). Although copper connections are perfectly serviceable for many entrepreneurs, some will benefit greatly from switching to a more powerful, more reliable fiber optic connection. Here’s how you can tell if your business should get the upgrade:

Your data demands are increasing
As businesses grow, the amount of data they generate, transfer, and download increases as well. The files you’re sharing suddenly get larger, you’re doing more and more conference calls, and you transition some of your businesses processes online because of the sheer amount of work that needs to be done.

All these puts a strain on your connection, and everything you do online starts to slow down. Since fiber optic cables are capable of transferring more data at faster speeds than your regular copper connection, switching to fiber might be exactly what your company needs to keep it with its own data demands.

You run mainly online
The easiest—and fastest—way to start a business is to go online. Many entrepreneurs start out as digital businesses, and the ease of running a company through the internet has led a lot of them to stay mainly online.

If you run an online store, or offer your services primarily over the world wide web, then you’ll know just how important a stable connection is. Luckily, fiber optic cables are also a lot sturdier than copper ones, which means a dramatic decrease in the risk of downtime for your company.

Your company is growing
It might seem counterintuitive at first, but fiber could end up saving your company money in the long run, despite the cost of it being higher than copper connections. It all boils down to the size of your company.

Slow Internet connections slow down operations. You could lose anywhere from a day to a full week’s worth of work hours each year if your connection isn’t up to par. While that might seem like small change at first, consider how many employees are relying on that connection. If you have fifty people on your team, for example, those lost weeks add up to nearly a year’s worth of wasted time—and time, as they say, is money.

If your business has outgrown what copper connections can offer you, a fiber connection like Globe myBusiness' Fiber Internet becomes much more cost-effective.

For only P2,949 a month you can get their latest security bundle that comes with an 8-channel CCTV that will let you keep an eye on your business, anytime, anywhere. Living in a Fiber city? Sign up here now!

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Globe myBusiness.

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