Dedicated Ethernet Vs Business Internet Service Plans

Austin Songer, CEH, ECSA
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How is dedicated ethernet internet 40Mbps/40Mbps  different then regular business internet that has 150Mpbs/20Mbps
- My company has 17 people how would either of the options affect them?

Whats the best way to go on Primary Internet Service and Failover internet.
- Someone says do LTE Failover and we've tried but the bandwidth just is horrible when spread across 17 people.
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Dedicated Internet Access is a "cleaner" Internet service, that will give you faster, overall throughput. DIA has lower latency, packet loss and jitter, and also has more guaranteed network uptime and you are guaranteed to receive the amount of bandwidth purchased. DIA will include a Service Level Agreement, that backs all of this up.

Broadband Internet (i.e. Cable, FiOS, AT&T ABF, CenturyLink Fiber+, etc.), is "best effort" and does not come with a solid SLA for latency, packet loss or network availability. The bandwidth you purchase is the maximum, and is not guaranteed.

If you're looking at having redundancy, a primary DIA with backup broadband is the way to go. You can use a firewall or SD-WAN service to fail-over and/or load balance the two ISP connections. This wouldn't be cheap for a 17 person office but it's the standard setup we see for companies who need a quality backup.

In some locations, you may be able to get 2 diverse broadband connections (i.e. FiOS and cable), then load balance both with SD-WAN. That might be a great option for your small company.
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In most cities these days you can get 1G symmetric bandwidth for roughly $100ish USD.

Generally dedicated service will be faster + depends on your workflow too.

Maybe mention a bit about how most of your 17 users use bandwidth during their normal activities.
Gig for a $100 bucks?
Cogent just quoted me 40 mb symmetrical for $800/mo.

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