For most small and medium-size businesses, leased lines are the gold standard when it comes to Internet access. But there are some problems with that setup, especially for smaller companies that want to start small and scale up in the future.
If your company has just five people but it’s going to grow to 10, 20, or 30 in the near future, a leased line may not be the best choice. It’s often worth considering Direct Internet Access (DIA) instead.
Here are three reasons why DIA internet could be the perfect solution for your business.
DIA Internet is More Cost Effective than Leased Lines
DIA connects businesses directly to network carriers. As a result, businesses do not need to lease bandwidth from an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This saves businesses money.
DIA internet is less expensive than leased lines because it eliminates middlemen like telecom carriers and ISPs. By eliminating the middlemen, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can purchase capacity on demand as they grow their business.
DIA Internet Gives You Greater Bandwidth than Leased Lines
DIA connections give you more bandwidth than most leased lines. You still have to buy your connection from a cable or phone company, but you get more capacity.
Leased lines are sold by companies like Qwest, Verizon and others as a way to make money on unused capacity. They don’t want you to use all of your leased line’s bandwidth because they lose money when that happens.
That said, buying a large amount of unused capacity can be expensive — think hundreds or thousands of dollars per month. Be careful how much you buy.
DIA Internet Offers More Flexibility than Leased Lines
In addition to greater bandwidth and lower costs, DIA internet offers businesses a number of other advantages over leased lines.
For instance, installing DIA is often easier than setting up leased lines. The service can be run through existing phone and cable lines.
Additionally, some DIA internet services (such as DSL) are available almost anywhere you live or work. This means it’s relatively easy to find an Internet provider who can provide a connection that matches your business needs.
Learn More About DIA Internet Options for Your Business
Not all DIA internet connections are the same. For instance, fiber DIA is very different from coax DIA. It can take a lot of time to figure out what kind of DIA will work best for your organization.
If you want to set up a high-quality DIA solution for your business, let Simple Helix take off some of the burden. Ready to talk to a connectivity professional? Contact us today.