If I had told you 10 years ago that you would potentially have access to virtually unlimited bandwidth delivery of dedicated fiber not provided by the phone or cable company, and get all this for a fraction of the cost of your “then-trusty” DS3, you probably would have thought I was out of my mind. Yet that is exactly what has happened as the consistent demand for more reliable, scalable and dedicated bandwidth from enterprises has forced carriers and customers to move away from their traditional voice networks to more data-driven solutions.
Private dedicated fiber services are becoming the industry standard because:
cloud services are now the standard way to deliver voice calls
instant scalability of bandwidth means there’s no need to wait eight weeks to get a T1 installed
elimination of the “last mile monopoly”
increased need for companies to store their data off-site
wide area ethernet as an alternative to the standard T1 solution for remote locations
The value of private fiber solutions including layer 2 Ethernet, dark fiber, and dedicated internet access is catching on ranging from large multinational corporations to single-location doctors’ offices. I recently worked with a small car dealership to move them to a 50 MB ethernet-over-fiber solution instead of their traditional 1.54MB T1 and 50 MB down / 5 MB up solution.
Their reason for needing the upgrade? Simply put, the staff could not do their day-to-day job efficiently. Employees would wait on long delays in the network, which lowered their productivity throughout the work day and increased frustration among both the staff and the management. Although this client ended up paying a little more per month to operate the ethernet-over-fiber solution, they more than made up for it in staff productivity. Since the fiber was installed, not a single employee has complained of a slow computer, and their productivity and time to complete tasks has improved.
4TelecomHelp, along with our sister company lightmyFIBER.com, employs seasoned telecom professionals that understand the emerging private fiber industry. We started this venture with one client requesting scalable point-to-point bandwidth between their headquarters and a data center in Philadelphia at an affordable price. Today, we now have over 300 fiber companies that allow us to utilize their fiber assets and obtain a competitive quote, all while offering our premier provisioning department to oversee the installation and turn-up of the fiber services.