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3 Best Internet Access Options for VoIP Business Class Phone

Jul 11, 2016 1:05:14 AM / by Cloud Service Networks Inc.

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Connecting to your VoIP Provider

Business VoIP Phone Systems are implemented in many different ways. There is a choice of how you can connect to your Internet Telephone Service Provider (ITSP). The most common option is the internet connection the client is currently utilizing for internet services wich connects thier computer network. This review will cover the internet connectivity between the carrier and the customer.

1. Shared Internet Connection

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A Shared Internet Connection cannot guarantee consistent levels of service due to unknown usage from the overall subscriber base. When transporting voice or video services over the Internet, this can impact the level of  service. These levels of service are often tolerable and accepted due to reliability and overall service level.

Get Shared

 A Shared Internet Connection cannot guarantee consistent levels of service due to unknown usage from the overall subscriber base. When transporting voice or video services over the Internet, this can impact the level of  service. These levels of service are often tolerable and accepted due to reliability and overall service level. 

The most common option is a Shared Internet Connection, Verizon FIOS, Cablevision Optimum Ultra, Time Warner, Comcast, and many other carriers offer this shared connection. Shared Internet Technology allows the world to connect to the internet in the most affordable way, it is the most cost effective and highly available, an excellent choice for a connection to the World Wide Web. This type of connection is shared among all the users on the network which causes fluxuations of speed, carrier implementations of managing these obstacles, and connections to end users which will be altered.

Cablevison also publicly discloses this information to customers with their Open Internet Disclosure Statement. This statement informs the users of the technology they are purchasing and relying on for access to the public internet. Verizon offers Verizon Fios, a cutting edge fiber optic network, the best shared internet technology, we prefer this technology when available. Verizon clearly states,

"You understand that fiber bandwidth is provided on a per line basis, and that the speed and bandwidth available to each computer or device connected to the network will vary depending upon the number and types of computers or devices using the Service and the type of use (e.g. streaming media or downloading larger files)." in the Terms of Service for Verizon FiOS Internet Service for Business.


 

(2) Dedicated Internet Connection

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VoIP is making a Dedicated Internet Connection even more popular. If you're going to run VoIP on your company's network, dedicated transports give you the best-quality VoIP. With a dedicated transport, your network can support massive volumes of on-net VoIP calls. Huge networks with multiple locations and hundreds or thousands of callers are best supported with dedicated transports. Dedicated transports enable a quality of service that meets or exceeds the quality found in traditional circuit-switched PSTN telephone calls.

The second option available is a Dedicated Internet Connection which can offer speeds from 1 Mbps to 10 Gbps.. When a business cannot depend on the inconsistent service levels of a Shared Internet Connection, this is an excellent option. Verizon gives a great example on the comparison of internet solutions:

Get Dedicated 

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Three Reasons for a Dedicated Internet Connection

#1 Prioritizes network traffic and key business applications, such as voice and video services

#2 Helps mitigate slowdowns by dedicating bandwidth

#3 Enables proactive monitoring, 24x7 and Service Level Agreements

Click to see a Dedicated SLA from Verizon

 


 

(3) Direct Internet Connection

 

The third option available is a Dedicated Internet Connection type offering from a National or Global Internet Service Provider. Today there are a few options avialble in this category, the amount of offices and geographic locations often determine the choice of technology. This option would be for a mission critical, multi-site organization which needs to manage voice, video, and applications of various types. Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), and Private IP connections are available and subject to investigation depending of your business needs and goals.

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The puropose of this explanation of internet options is to educate the business user on how to properly manage Voice over IP (VoIP), Quality of Service (QOS) and hopefully gain valuable insight of the available choices we all have  that transport the voice packets to our phones so we can communicate on the phone, over video, or any new sensitive application which we want to use to enhance our business and offer better service to our clients. 

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Topics: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Internet Access, Business Class Phone, Internet Options

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