As small business owners, you depend on a reliable Internet connection to get through your day-to-day operations. You may use it to keep in touch with your customers or clients, to process credit card transactions, to carry out advertising and marketing campaigns, to send and receive large files and maybe even to secure your documents with cloud-based resources.
And by now, you’ve probably heard the hype around gigabit Internet. But what exactly is it, and how can it benefit your small business?
What It Is and How It Works
Our version of gigabit Internet is Kinetic Gig, aptly named after the One-Gig (1,000 Mbps) speeds it provides. (That’s 100 times faster than the average Internet speed in the U.S.)
How can it be? DSL and cable Internet connections use electricity to transmit data over copper wires, which makes it more susceptible to outside forces like power outages or distance. But gigabit Internet uses light to transmit signals through glass or plastic tubes.
The transportation method alone is what makes Kinetic Gig faster and more reliable than DSL or cable.
We get it. Right now Gig seems like overkill. I mean, 1,000 Mbps? That’s crazy talk! But in the very near future, it will inevitably be the slowest speed offered—the new Kbps, if you will. Because technology keeps marching forward and we will all demand it. So it’s not a matter of whether you should move to Gig internet service, but when. And for businesses in particular, that decision could mean the difference between operating at maximum efficiency and falling behind the times—and the competition.
A Little More about Fiber
Note that fiber-optic cables are simply a method of transportation, so it can come with any Internet speed. Kinetic Gig, however, will always use fiber-optic cables.
To offer One-Gig speeds, Internet service providers are having to lay out new fiber-optic cables. Because of that, those speeds aren’t largely available across the U.S. quite yet, though many service providers — including Windstream Small Business — are working to expand its reach.
Let’s talk for a minute about the possibilities of Kinetic Gig for your small business. We’ve already told you that, with One-Gig speeds, your small business can transmit a larger amount of data faster and over greater distances — all over a reliable, state-of-the-art fiber network. That means your small business can send and receive larger documents — whether they’re videos, reports or other records — more quickly and perform your day-to-day tasks, such as transactions, faster.
Kinetic Gig also offers symmetrical upload and download speeds, which was previously only available to our Dedicated Internet customers. Gig is also a great fit for small businesses either making the move or moving more applications to the cloud, which could benefit your small business even more.
In short, One-Gig speeds can easily help transform your small business from your network, up.
And that’s what we here at Windstream Small Business aim to do everyday. Through Kinetic Business, we are not only offering you business internet and/or voice services. We also want to give you the best customer experience.
That includes having a local team of experts who are committed to creating network solutions for your small business. From helping you decide what speed you need to guiding you through technical support, Kinetic Business is here for you.