How ethernet works: A guide to business ethernet internet services

The Alltel Team
The Alltel Team

Reliable and efficient access to information is a boon for any business. If your ADSL is no longer keeping up with your needs, it may be time to look for a better alternative. With the NBN rollout to take a few more years and fibre too costly to build, startups must look at other options like Business Ethernet services. To learn more about it, let’s take a look at how Ethernet works and what it can do for your business.

What is Ethernet?

Think of your data as cars and your network as a single lane. If two cars drive towards each other non-stop, they’ll crash into each other. The same happens when more than one device transmits at a time. These collisions make data unusable and causes a delay in the process.

Ethernet is like a set of traffic rules that prevents data collisions. It makes sure that devices send one at a time, ensuring fast connectivity. This protocol also makes transfers more efficient by making sure that data is only sent to the right recipients.

How does a Business Ethernet service work?

The link between your office and your internet provider is where most bottlenecks occur. Ethernet aids the transfer of signals in this area so that you get a steady connection, at the speeds you paid for. This is ideal for businesses that are within 3km from an eligible local exchange.

Ethernet over copper boosts the most crucial part of your circuit, without changing your network structure which means it’s easier to run and to maintain. Lines are bundled to deliver a fast and reliable business Ethernet internet service that carries broadband signals.

What are the benefits of Business Ethernet Broadband for businesses?

The most obvious advantage of Ethernet Internet is how convenient it is to install. Run over existing copper networks, it’s accessible for any business. Unlike fibre, this service doesn’t require costly build outs and end-to-end fibre wiring, making it a low-cost option for startups that want faster speeds.

As a symmetrical broadband service with the same upload and download speeds, you get better availability than ADSL. Upload and share large files among your staff with ease, and do heavy data tasks without working around peak/off-peak hours.

Business Ethernet works best in offices with multiple users on a shared connection. Higher bandwidth allows you to run hosted applications such as VoIP and VPNs all at once. The best part—unlimited data means no worrying about data quotas and shaped speeds.

ADSL relies on a single line, so if a piece of hardware fails, you lose connectivity. This is a big risk if you rely on your internet service heavily. With Ethernet, copper lines are paired, giving better reliability. In case a single line goes down, you’ll still be able to use your connection.

Alltel’s Ethernet Broadband is the ideal business internet service for SMEs. Learn how you can keep your speeds up and costs down with the help of our consultants. To know more about how Ethernet works, give us a call at 1300 ALLTEL or visit us at ALLTEL.

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