Typical fiber companies have a formulaic approach to their business. They create a few packages designed to lure new customers to them, and then wrap them into more costly and less valuable packages for each subsequent year that they sign up. They rely on customers to become hooked on their services and their speed, and then keep them trapped in a web of ever-increasing costs and fees.
In January of 2018, providers and administrators of Hancock Regional Hospital in Indiana were stunned to discover they were locked out of their own systems; they were forced to stop providing services and to transfer patients to other facilities. The brand paid a $55,000 ransom to reestablish its network and begin serving the community again. Even though the official FBI guidelines advise against paying up, the hospital had no choice, without the network, they were unable to serve patients safely or bill for the services they could still render.
A painfully slow Internet connection doesn’t just cause you to have to wait an extremely long time for videos to download. It could be costing your small- to medium-sized business money.
High-speed Internet used to mean a 56k modem. Things change. Today, there may be a broader spectrum of "high-speed Internet" than ever before, with consumer speeds reaching 1 Gigabit in some areas. High-speed Internet is going to keep changing, but FCC standards tend to provide an excellent baseline regarding what can currently be defined as a high-speed connection.
An internet minute. Does that sound short? It's not at all. The scale of the internet has grown to be vast and global, with an extraordinary amount of data being transmitted every single minute. While you may be procrastinating, hard at work, writing emails or on conference calls, the internet still continues to turn. Here's what you can expect to see happen in an internet minute.
Data: it's constantly growing. As organizations have begun collecting larger data sets, it's become necessary to house these data sets in dedicated data centers. And that has made it even more important to have a reliable, continuous connection. Here's how business data is changing, and what your business needs to do in order to change with it.
Reliability, connectivity and security are the hallmarks of a business WAN. Yet cloud solutions have rendered traditional WAN architecture difficult to implement. Instead, SD WAN architecture is on the rise. Software Defined WAN solutions are the WAN solution for the new era, making it possible to connect business architecture. Businesses with multiple offices often need the reliability and speed that a WAN can provide.
An enterprise has unique needs in terms of internet access. Not only does the internet service have to be fast and scalable, but it has to be able to manage large numbers of connections. As enterprise increasingly becomes reliant upon cloud-based solutions and VoIP telephony, enterprise internet services need to become even more robust.
Dark fiber (also known as "dark fibre") refers to unused, dormant network fiber. Still potentially useful, dark fiber can be found in many areas. It's simply optical fiber that is no longer being used by the business that placed it. However, though the optical fiber isn't being used right now, it's still available. Dark fiber can be purchased directly from the companies and the ISPs that own it, or leased and rented. When leased and rented, dark fiber has some clear advantages over new fiber-optic networks.
From internal to external communications, PS LIGHTWAVE offers a large inventory of solutions for businesses, government entities, nonprofit organizations and more. With best-in-class customer service, support and technology, PS LIGHTWAVE is able to operate as a complete technology partner. Explore the core services offered by PS LIGHTWAVE below.