Increase business productivity and efficiency with Leased Lines.
Leased lines cost a lot more than ADSL connections, but for that extra money you get a dedicated, reliable connection with good support, SLAs and a faster upload speed. You’re paying for quality.
ADSL is advertised as being ‘Up to 8Mbps’. ADSL2+ is advertised as being ‘Up to 20′ or Up to 24Mbps’. However these speeds are only available if you live very close to your local telephone exchange. The speeds available to you drop dramatically the further you are from the exchange. If you can’t get the speed you want from ADSL, a leased line may be able to provide it. Leased lines also offer far higher speeds than 8Mbps. They can be bought at speeds of 10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1000Mbps or even 10,000Mbps. ADSL simply can’t compete with that.
Leased line problems are usually fixed quicker than ADSL ones. For example, one UK telecoms supplier offers a 5 hour fix target on particular leased lines. That’s 24×7. So if you were to report a problem at 2am, they’ll expect to have fixed it by 7am. ADSL connections seldom come with that. If you have a problem at 2am, you’ll probably get a message telling you that their office hours are 9am to 5pm. When you call at 9am you’ll be put in a queue. When you finally speak to someone at 9am they’ll log a ticket. If you need an engineer visit to fix the problem, it could take days. And all the while, you’d be without connectivity.