Broadband vs Leased Line
Leased lines and broadband connectivity are comparable to a push bike and a Tesla in that they both get you from A to B, but they differ significantly in terms of quality and speed.
Leased Lines are dedicated to you, are faster and more dependable. For example, if 50 different businesses are utilising the same commercial broadband connection at once, there will be dropouts and slow internet speeds.
Broadband vs Leased Line differences
Below using the table we’ve highlighted 9 differences for you to consider when choosing the best business connectivity.
|Connection Speed Symmetry||Symmetric Speeds||Asymmetric Speeds|
|Downstream Speeds||Up to 10Gbps typically||ADSL2+: Up to 24Mbps (often less in practice) FTTC: Up to 80Mbps FTTP: Varies. Typically 100’s of Mbps|
|Upstream Speeds||Same as download speed.||ADSL2+Annex M: Up to 2.5Mbps (higher in theory) FTTC: Up to 20Mbps FTTP: Varies. 10’s of Mbps|
|Connection Metering||Unmetered, Unthrottled connection||Metered or ‘unmetered’ but subject to ‘fair usage’ with likely throttling|
|Installation Times||60-90 working days, typically||10-15 working days, typically|
|Support Levels||Service Level Agreement provided. Probably 24/7 Support.||Probably no Service Level Agreement. Support hours vary by provider|