DSL is all the rage for many smaller businesses – it’s fast. T1 is what many larger businesses use as its more stable and faster in many instances. However, Verizon is laying fiber right to the premise which will make DSL and T1 appear like dial-up modems.
Verizon offers FiOS services over its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network — the only network that currently brings fiber-optic technology directly to homes and businesses on a widespread scale (claims Verizon).
FTTP technology utilizes fiber-optic connections — instead of copper wire — to enable a broad array of voice, data and video applications. The company is building its FTTP network in more than half of the states where it offers landline communications services.
Verizon’s press release continues:
FiOS Internet Service for small businesses is available as part of a bundle of local and long-distance calling services from Verizon, or as a stand-alone Internet access service. Small-business customers can receive free professional installation for their primary computer, plus a 10 percent to 20 percent discount off their standard monthly rate with a qualifying local-calling service package, if the one-bill option is selected.
Small-business owners can choose from three tiers of FiOS Internet Service, with either a dynamic Internet protocol (IP) address or static IP address:
— 20 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream, for $59.95 a month with a
dynamic IP address and $99.95 a month with up to five static IP
— 35 Mbps downstream and 10 Mbps upstream service, for $169.95 a month
with a dynamic IP address and $209.95 with up to five static IP
— 50 Mbps downstream and 10 Mbps upstream, for $349.95 a month with a
dynamic IP address and $389.95 a month with up to five static IP
All FiOS Internet services for business now offer free Internet Security Suite for one PC ($4.95 per month value) and free annual Domain Name Registration for one domain name (a $35 value) on qualifying packages. Companies also receive 24×7 business-grade technical support. Plus, qualifying packages include up to 15 domain name e-mail addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org), 20 MB (megabytes) of Web space and unlimited remote dial-up access that keeps employees connected when they’re on the road. A one-year contract is required for all FiOS business packages. More static IP addresses are available for an additional fee.
Adding Fiber to your business means that video, telecommunication and data are going to be as fast as possible and enable your use of online technologies to increase.
Of course, if those you communicate with are on slower speeds, then you’ll be like the first business person with a fax machine until others catch up with your new high speeds.
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