What is Dedicated Internet?

InternetWorldComputerIn order to understand what dedicated internet is, we must first define what it is not. Dedicated internet is not Dial-Up, DSL, Cable, or WiFi hotspots. All of these internet types are multiple clients sharing a single point of access to the internet. The speed varies based on usage. This means that if only a couple of people are using the same connection, the internet is relatively fast. However, if everyone decides to use it at the same time, the speed drops significantly. You will notice common slow times in the day, for example around 8am as everyone starts to arrive at work or 11.30 before lunch or towards the end of the day and evening.

What separates dedicated Internet from the above connection types is that you are the only one using that connection to the internet. This means the speed is always going to be the same from your connection to the hub. When you purchase dedicated internet, you are guaranteed an upload and download speed. These speeds can vary from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

Another great thing about dedicated internet is that you can have control over something called Quality of Service (QoS). This enables constant flow connections without timeouts, lag or packet loss which are noticeable when connecting to websites, especially https websites that require a secure connection between computers. Voice over IP (VoIP) applications should only be using a dedicated connection and when doing so will sound crystal clear because there are no other users cluttering up your data connection. This is also helpful when streaming or uploading streams to clients by ensuring the viewing experience is smooth and clear.

Dedicated Internet lets you have your own private internet connection without having to worry about speed drops or VoIP and streaming issues. If there ever is an issue, you know it’s not because of your internet connection. It’s probably the website you are connecting to, or you may need to upgrade to a faster speed.