If you’re holding off on upgrading your internet connection in the hope that you’ll be next in the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout, don’t hold your breath. With changes in governments and technologies, it may still be many years before most of us have access to this next generation network.
This was the realisation that one of our clients came to when restrictive upload speeds available through regular ADSL technologies was impacting their ability to do business online.
‘We can’t upload images of new products to our website and online store during business hours without crippling our teams’ ability to access the internet,’ explained our client’s marketing manager. ‘Our competitors get their products online a day or so before we can.’
While it’s true that current faster technologies can’t compete with the very low pricing available with ADSL, the gap is narrowing; and access to faster broadband may be cheaper than you think.
Our client was able to justify paying twice the price for internet in return for a connection which allowed them to upload 20 times faster than with their regular ADSL connection. ‘It’s changed our marketing strategy completely. We’re now able to offer video and other multimedia.’
Our client also opted for our managed equipment option, which allowed them to avoid the upfront costs associated with the purchase of a new router, and this service also includes ongoing management and emergency replacement.
Proactive IT Solutions has partnered with a number of Internet Service Providers who can provide cost effective corporate grade internet connections where the NBN does not yet reach. It costs nothing to get a quote, and you may be surprised at what is available to you.