The Definitive Guide to Small Business Internet

Small Business Internet

It’s no secret that the internet is an integral part of people’s lives. However, it can be a whole new world for those who are just starting out with their own business. This guide will give you everything you need to know about small business internet! From understanding what service providers offer to how much they cost, this guide has got you covered.

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Network Type

You might be surprised to know that the internet is rooted in physical cables. All of your packets are sent and received over a network, which can vary based on what’s going through it. Your connection speed will depend heavily upon these factors, including where you’re getting service from as well as how many providers there are for each type of access (i.e., cable vs wifi). 


You may not know this but cable networks are typically built with coaxial cables running from points of consolidation to end-users, sending packets of data across these copper wires. In recent years cable has become the most common network for businesses due to its ubiquitous availability and cheaper pricing than fibre-optic connections. The cable also offers faster speeds when compared against uploads on a traditional DSL connection or dial-up modem service which can take up your entire monthly bandwidth allotment very quickly! 

However, cable connections can lead to service degradation and low speeds during peak utilisation periods. This is why you may experience varying internet connection speeds throughout the day, with download speed far exceeding upload speed. Copper transmission lines are also less efficient than fibre cables, leading to often slower cable-based internet access when compared to a high-quality fibre line.


Fibre-optic networks are light years ahead of cable and offer speeds that can’t be matched by any other network. What’s more, is that they’re much less expensive to maintain than traditional copper wiring systems while being available in a variety of different areas! However, fibre networks are less broadly available than cable. They’re also more expensive to maintain and repair, with high-quality fibre services typically being the most costly of all options by comparison.

Fixed Wireless

Fixed wireless networks are a relatively new technology in the telecommunications industry. They use radio waves instead of wires to transmit data, wirelessly from an antenna tower near your home or business and directly into your building. This means they require no wiring on their own from that point onward! Fixed Wireless Networks can be built at a lower cost than wired alternatives because you don’t need last-mile wiring for them, meaning, installations take less time. Wireless connectivity may result in lower speeds and quality than with fibre or cable. If you live in an area that has low density, it’s likely your wireless connection will be very slow due to the lack of infrastructure. The building owner needs approval for rooftop antennae before a network can get set up!


Satellite providers send your internet packets to satellites orbiting Earth, which then redirects your packets back in the direction of their earth destination. This means services are available anywhere even where there is no wired infrastructure like rural areas but speeds can be slow and latency high because it’s only a good option when this is all you have available. 


DSL is the way to go if you’re looking for a cheap Internet connection. You can find DSL almost anywhere and it’s one of the most reliable connections available, but what sets this apart from other internet services are its speed limitations – not very fast!

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Speed and Service

Internet speeds and service tiers are factors to consider when picking a package. Certain that you want fibre or cable? Got your provider in mind already? Now, it’s time to figure out what internet speed is right for you and the services available at each tier so make an informed purchase before choosing one with these things in mind.


Your bandwidth speed is a measurement of how much data can be transmitted through your internet connection per second. Applications like video streaming or sending large files require high-bandwidth connections and need to support all the users on a given network as well.


Latency is the time delay between when you click something and see it. A fast connection with high latency can still feel like a slow connection, which is where network type becomes most important. Fibre connections have low latency while satellite has very high latency; wireless connections are impacted by its range or how much traffic there currently on the line–if no one else uses that particular frequency band then your total lag will be lower than if many people use it at once.

Upload vs. Download 

Home internet service providers usually do not give you the same download and upload speeds, which means that if you are performing tasks requiring fast data transfer for uploading (such as video conferencing or cloud backups), then it may be wise to find an ISP with symmetric connections.

How Much Speed Do I Actually Need?

The Internet speed requirements for your business will depend on what activities you’ll be using the network. For a rough estimate, if most of your users are doing low bandwidth tasks (like email and web browsing) multiply by 3 to get an idea of how many megabytes per second (Mbps) is necessary. If they’re mostly high-bandwidth such as heavy video streaming or gaming, then multiply 10 so that it can handle those kinds of loads more effectively.

Understanding internet speeds in relation to the number and type of activity being done requires some quick math calculations based on estimates rather than exact numbers because there’s not much information available about them specifically but this should give you enough understanding just from these guidelines alone!

Need Business Internet? Contact Juno Telecoms

We can help you find the best solution to suit your needs and provide you with internet service that is affordable and quick. Whether you need a small business router or high-speed fibre optic connections, we have what it takes to get your company online fast! In addition to our expert advice on how to choose the right type of connection for your office, we also offer installation services as well as ongoing technical support for all types of equipment from WiFi routers to enterprise-grade switches. Contact us today and let one of our experts can show you some options tailored just for businesses like yours!

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