In order to keep the cost of DSL service low for small businesses, companies offer ADSL service which offers a relatively fast download speed and slower upload speed (often around 768Kbps).
The thinking is that smaller businesses download a variety of content which needs the higher bandwidth but sending content is only email and browsing web sites. Hence the lack of a need for faster upload speed.
Some business need faster upload speed. Your lives and professionals are more and more “online” and sending megabytes of files, photos, audio or sound is becoming the norm.
Speakeasy recently announced a new service, ADSL2 which provides businesses with faster upload speeds from 8, 10 and 15 megabytes per second.
SpeakEasy’s press release reads ADSL2 (also referred to as ADSL2+) is relatively new to the U.S. and is a next-generation DSL technology that provides a compelling alternative to traditional DSL and cable service. Speakeasy’s OneLink ADSL2 service will be deployed in eleven key markets – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC – for an installation cost of $149 and monthly prices starting at $149.95, depending on speed. The service runs on Speakeasy’s nationwide, multi-redundant private fiber network for optimal performance. Speakeasy’s OneLink ADSL2 is a dedicated line product, which means it does not require a local phone connection. It is ideally suited for individuals and businesses that use third party voice providers or cell phones as their primary voice service.
You can read more about SpeakEasy’s offer here. A full 1.5Mbps T1 line is probably the best solution for businesses, but you should expect to spend around $300 or so per month for it.
If you have 5 – 10 employees, an ADSL2 DSL line might be the best for your business for price and speed. You can read more about this relatively new standard from Network World.
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