It's a rare situation these days when a company can exist entirely "off-line". Providing Internet access to your staff is not particularly complicated or expensive. It really depends on how many employees you have and how much you intend to use the Internet. We'll help you figure out what options are available to you and get you set up.
Today's most common options:
- DSL Service. DSL uses telephone wiring to connect to the Internet. The majority of DSL lines are sold by the local telephone company and generally doesn't work unless you are located within about three miles of your telephone company's central office.
- Cable Modem. Historically geared more towards residential customers, cable modem could be a great option if it's available in your building. Comcast is offering attractive new business plans and varying speeds are available.
- ISDN. If you can't get DSL, ISDN is probably the next best thing. It works fine for very small offices (up to maybe 5-7 employees) and doesn't have the same distance limitations as DSL.
- T1 Line. A T1 line is a dedicated pipe between you and the Internet, and works best with larger offices. The problem is that it is significantly more expensive than any of the other options..
- Dial-Up. No longer practical because of slowness and other limitations.
Having the ability to work from home or from the road can provide you and your employees with an unprecedented level of flexibility and efficiency. Imagine being able to control your computer from a hotel room in Hawaii just as if you were sitting right in front of it.
We have great solutions for remote access for all price ranges.