Internet connectivity is a fundamental element of nearly every type of business today. That’s why it is more important than ever that you choose the best internet connection for your business — both for today’s needs and to address future growth. We’ve put together a guide (this is part one of two), to help you choose the right type of internet connection for your business. In this section of the guide, we’ll help you assess the needs of your business so you can determine whether you would be best served by Fiber Optic, Cable, DSL or a Wireless connection when researching internet providers. We’ve focused on some of the essential needs that many businesses have — maybe some of these issues hit home for you, too.
“To ask the value of speech is like asking the value of life.”– Alexander Graham Bell
People today have more options for communication than ever before in history. Voice, text, and video can all be delivered across the world in real-time, all while transcending both traditional voice and data networks.
Since Alexander Graham Bell and the opening of the long-distance line from New York to Chicago in 1892; the traditional switch-based telephone system has been the main medium for transmitting communication. However with the relatively recent advent of the Internet and IP based systems, the need was felt to design a new phone and communications method and ‘backbone’ to take advantage the improved networking and advanced technologies.
Enter VoIP. VoIP, at the absolute most basic level, is the ability to make traditional phone calls and to communicate using the traditional devices (telephones, video etc.) except using digital communication lines.