Business Solutions for Winter 2023

W I N T E R 2 0 2 3 3 BUSINESS solutions Bandwidth is vital for business growth and competitiveness Increase Your Internet Speed to Increase Productivity Is your current internet speed keeping up with the demands of your employees, suppliers, and customers? Ask yourself these questions: • Does it take too much time for your staff to do online research or receive large files? • Are your employees frustrated with the internet speeds at your business? • Do your customers have to wait on the phone while their account information is being loaded or transactions are being processed? • Is your staff unable to effectively use video conferencing for collaboration? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it may be time to consider increasing the speed of your internet connection. But before you explore what a higher bandwidth would do for your business, it’s important to understand the terminology. What exactly is bandwidth? The term refers to how much data you can send through a network or modem connection. Bandwidth is usually measured in megabits per second, such as 100 Mbps. You can think of bandwidth as a highway with vehicles traveling on it; the highway is the network connection, and the vehicles are the data. The wider the highway, the more vehicles can travel on it at one time and the faster they get to their destinations. The same principle applies to computer data—the more bandwidth, the more information that can be transferred within a given amount of time. Most businesses can reap significant rewards by upgrading to a higher-speed internet connection. Such a move better equips you to fully take advantage of today’s data-intensive applications and cloud services. In addition, faster internet speed enables your employees to complete work tasks more quickly and efficiently, which can result in enhanced productivity and a better overall experience for your customers. How much speed do you need? That depends on the number of employees and connected devices, how your business uses the internet, and your performance expectations. Don’t let your competition get ahead because your business is hampered by a slow internet connection. To discuss a speed upgrade, call MadisonCommunications at 1-800-422-4848. We provide the area’s fastest and most reliable internet with speeds up to 1 GIG. To learn more, visit