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Let's take a look at the differences between fibre and other typical ways to deliver internet access.
A Fibre Leased Line is a dedicated internet connection installed to serve your business exclusively. Unlike other types of internet access, your internet connection is never shared so you can enjoy a guaranteed super-fast connection speed 24 hours a day, even during peak times. Industry-leading support is also a standard with all Wifirst leased lines to ensure that your business the best possible service, at all times.
In addition to the Fibre Leased Line, you will receive a dedicated project manager to get you up and running, installation and configuration by Wifirst authorised technicians along with the provision of public IPv4 addresses and personalised 24/7/365 technical support.
Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Fibre Leased Lines
Where possible, Fibre Leased Lines provide consistent, fast and reliable connectivity for businesses that need a high-quality internet connection.
Wifirst should be able to get a high-capacity leased line installed with a guaranteed speed of 100Mbps, 1Gbps or even 10Gbps throughout most of the UK. Although, in some circumstances, it may not be possible due to the location of the premises. There may, however, be alternative ways to deliver your service. Please get in touch so that we can chat further and try to assist you.
A Fibre Leased Line is a dedicated internet connection installed to serve your business exclusively. Fibre Broadband connections may appear to provide exclusive connectivity, but your speed is actually shared with others connected to the internet from the same location. This can lead to a noticeably slower connection speed during peak times. This issue does not happen with a Fibre Leased Line as the connection to your building is not shared.
If you would like Wifirst to assist with other services such as providing managed WiFi, then yes we can use your existing internet connection. We would need to ensure that the speed is adequate for the service, and receive a static public IP address from your ISP. But keep in mind that the beauty of having Wifirst provide both your WiFi and Fibre is that you only ever have one number to call when support is needed.
Traditional internet connections tend to provide a faster download speed than upload. However, there are some circumstances where having a fast upload speed is also particularly important, such as IP telephony, Video Conferencing, Cloud Data Storage and Cloud-based Computing. If there you have any form of service that needs to send high amounts of data, having the symmetrical speed benefits provided by a Fibre Leased Line would is highly recommended.
What is the difference between a Fibre Leased Line and Fibre Broadband?
A Fibre Leased Line is a dedicated internet connection serving your business exclusively. Whereas, Fibre Broadband speed is shared between multiple addresses at the network exchange, meaning the internet connection tends to slow down during peak times. As Fibre Leased Lines are not shared, you can enjoy blisteringly fast internet access 24/7 including during peak times.
There are multiple reasons why your internet connection could be running slowly. Indeed, the internet connection speed plays a large part, but your WiFi network could also be a part of the problem if it has not been correctly deployed. Please get in touch, and we will happily try to find the best and most cost-effective solution for you.