Want to compare business internet connection types and speeds?

We've distilled Leased lines, EFM, FTTC and the various forms of ADSL, to make the differences between the connection types easy to see.

Take 2 minutes to watch the video on the advantages and disadvantages of the different connections technologies. And clearly see why we consider Leased Lines best for business.

We look at speed, contention, price, performance and reliability.

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Transcript: Choosing the right connection type

If you need high performance and reliability, a leased line is the only choice.

A leased line directly connects your corporate office with another corporate office or a data centre.

The connection is direct, private and uncontended and you don’t share it with anyone else.

Upload and download speeds are the same and guaranteed. From 10 to 100mb/s or go even faster up to 10GB/s.

A leased line comes with the best Service Level Agreement so you can always be confident that your business stays connected.

EFM is a cost effective leased line.

It uses twinned copper circuits from the nearest telephone exchange at the start of your dedicated connection.

Speeds are guaranteed to be the same for upload and download, up to 20mb/s.

You don’t share the bandwidth with anyone else and it’s quick to install.

And you’ll have one of the strongest service level agreements to keep your business online.

When you just need a fast connection and reliability is not critical, Fibre to the cabinet is an option.

Fibre cable connects the telephone exchange to the street cabinet and existing copper lines connect to your premises.

Whilst it offers fast download speeds up to 20mbs, upload speeds are slower.

Service support is limited, as there are no fixed response time for outages.

If you only want to check email or use the web occasionally then look at a simple broadband option.

ADSL is the cheapest connectivity type and okay if you only require very basic internet access.

Speeds are not guaranteed, uploading is slow and you share your connection.

If there’s an outage, you could be offline for days, so it’s not recommended as your main business connection.