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Business Grade Fibre Internet Access

Fast, reliable and cost-effective Fibre internet access

Slow, unreliable, inadequate internet connectivity can severely impact businesses and user satisfaction. With ever-increasing demands of bandwidth-hungry applications and services such as video streaming, making sure you chose the right service speed and a reliable partner has never been more important. Wifirst is a Fibre Leased Line provider, delivering fast internet connectivity you can rely on, often at a more reasonable price than the competition.

Why should you choose to install a fibre leased line?

Let's take a look at the differences between fibre and other typical ways to deliver internet access.

ADSL/VDSL

High speed internet access 
  • Basic internet access, often used for residential consumers
  • Can provide up to a certain speed based on the distance from the local exchange but this speed is not guaranteed
  • A drop in performance may be noticeable during peak hours. As more customers connect to the service, the overall speed lowers for everyone
  • Upload speed is often slower than download
  • Poor SLAs 

FTTC Fibre

Very high-speed Internet access
  •   The next step up from the basic internet access provided by ADSL Broadband
  • Often provided to residential consumers and small businesses
  • Like ADSL Broadband, as more customers connect to the service, the overall speed lowers for everyone
  • Again like ADSL, FTTC can provide up to a certain speed based on the distance from the local exchange, but the speed is not guaranteed. Also, a drop in performance may be noticeable during peak hours
  • Upload speed is often slower than download

What is a Fibre Leased Line?

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.

What's included?

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.

  • You will have a guaranteed speed of internet access
  • Dedicated line, just for your business 
  • No slow-down during peak times
  • Annual service availability: 99.9%
  • Guaranteed time to recovery in case of an incident: 4 hours
  • No capital investment
  • Resiliency options such as RO1/RO2 are also available upon request

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Fibre Leased Lines

Why does Wifirst recommend using a Fibre Leased Line?

Where possible, Fibre Leased Lines provide consistent, fast and reliable connectivity for businesses that need a high-quality internet connection.

I've been informed that due to my location, I can't receive a Fibre connection. Is there anything Wifirst can do to help?

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.

Why is a Fibre Leased Line more expensive than Fibre Broadband?

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.

Can Wifirst use my existing internet connection?

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. 

What are the advantages of having symmetrical speed?

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.

My WiFi is running slowly. If I install a faster data line, will it fix the problem?

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.

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