Which type of internet connection is right for your customer?

Which type of internet connection is right for your customer?

At Stratus Technologies, we know that our partner’s want to provide their customers a reliable, fast & cost-effective internet solution.  We also understand that all of the internet options out there for your customers can be a little bit confusing and daunting especially when it comes to technical jargon such as symmetrical or uncontended speeds.  So we’ve put together a brief guide for you to use to help your clients on what kind of connectivity options are out there for their business.

Business Broadband (ADSL)

This is the entry level business internet solution, ideal if your customers business is small with up to 10 employee and doesn’t use a lot of data s. It’s also a very cost-effective package if your business requires a basic, affordable internet connection with speeds up to 24Mbps.

Average Lead time: 7-10 working days


Superfast Business Fibre (FTTC)

Is your customer’s current broadband package providing insignificant? If so then FTTC may be the ideal broadband solution as it provides faster and more reliable connection than standard ADSL broadband. It has download speeds of up to 80Mbps and upload speeds up to 20Mbps and because of the incredible amount of bandwidth Fibre offers, your customer can easily run cloud systems like hosted VoIP over the connection.

It’s simple and quick to upgrade your broadband connection to superfast fibre, with a lead time of just 10 days.

Average lead time: 10 working days


EFM – Ethernet First Mile

Ethernet First Mile is an affordable way to deliver a dedicated line to your customers with identical download and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps. A huge benefit of EFM is that the connection is solely for the use of a business which means your customer won’t have to worry about competing for bandwidth at peak times with other internet users. Ethernet First Mile is a competitive alternative to Fibre and an affordable solution if a customer doesn’t want to commit to man.  Your customers can have peace of mind that an EFM line has guaranteed 99.95% uptime. Even if a component line fails, EFM will continue to deliver a connection to the business.  Ethernet First Mile is perfect for businesses that rely on hosted systems like cloud storage or hosted phone (VoIP) systems.

Average lead time: Up to 45 working days (Subject to location)


Leased Line – Managed Internet

This is the ultimate connection for a business with provides a dedicated internet connection which gives symmetrical download and upload speeds.  A Leased Line has similar benefits to EFM, the main difference is that a Leased Line is scalable up to a gigabit.  Investing in a Leased Line means your customer can choose the bandwidth that’s right for them starting from 10Mbps up to 10Gb.  This is an ideal solution for businesses who upload to the cloud, share large amounts of data or who use hosted phone (VoIP) systems.  All our Leased Line is backed by our industry leading 4-hour fix time and a UK-based team of experts who are available 24/7/365.

Average lead time:  60 working days (Subject to location & survey)


With our wide range of tailored packages, from superfast Fibre to dedicated Leased Line connections, you’ll find the right solution to suit your customers’ needs and future-proof their business.  If you’d like to find out more about our connectivity packages and request a free no obligation quote, you can contact our Stratus team today by either calling 01642 697777, emailing us at sales@stratus-technologies.co.uk or filling out the form below.