So, you found your office space. You move in. After all the furniture is in place, you sit down in front of your computer to try to get online, only to find that the internet service is not available or that it is very slow. What could be happening? How could this issue have been avoided?
Similar to the phone service, your internet service provider will need ample notice of your intent to move, the future address, and the move date as well as your company’s specific internet needs at the new location in order to ensure the internet service is activated once you move in and is adequate to meet the demands of your business operations.
An optimally running internet service would be contingent on at least two things:
- The capacity of the internet line servicing your specific location.
- The actual amount of traffic the internet line handles at any given moment due to the number of other organizations or entities sharing that line.
Hence, when in contact with the internet service provider, it is important to find out the maximum amount of traffic the internet line servicing your new location can handle as well as the maximum amount of traffic the line has handled within the last six months. Compare the difference with the maximum amount of traffic your organization could potentially put on that line. If your organization’s internet service demand is greater than the resulting difference of the above, then you may want to request that either a separate dedicated internet line be installed for your business’ use only or that fiber-optic communication lines (which are capable of transmitting over 100,000 terabits of information) be scheduled for installation in the area of your new location.
Using the above suggestions, the chance of having a bogged-down internet system inhibiting your business operations can be avoided.