The Importance of Fast and Reliable Internet for Businesses


The Need for Faster Internet Speed

Nowadays, the internet is a necessary component of nearly every business. You must select an internet that is both fast and dependable if you want your business to operate as smoothly as possible.

NBN vs mobile

More people are getting faster internet as the switch from copper to fibre continues. Yet, despite improvements, Australian speeds are still average.

Many people cannot get NBN; some, amazingly, are in big cities. We assist these individuals with mobile data via 4G and 5G, with varying degrees of success. In most cases, mobile internet costs are higher. Nor are they dependable. Something goes wrong with the tower, and they die. Often the problem can only be fixed once the ISP support team is working. What is fustrating is that your ISP usually has to go to the Telstra or Optus Tower support team; this sometimes means the internet is down for a day. Another issue is that current usage, traffic and rain impact speed.

Some advantages of speed and dependability

Since many services you use today are connected to the internet, you can only serve your customers if you have access to the internet. I've had clients whose EFTPOS failed, forcing them to turn away customers. The internet is required for many software packages to function. You can only use them if there is the internet.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that the faster you work, the more you can do. It is a waste of time to wait for the internet. It is time-consuming and stressful; Despite your readiness, you cannot work.

Slow speeds are detrimental.

Check Your Speed

A speedometer graphic showing internet speed

A quick speed test can help determine if your current connection is adequate for your needs. A broadband download speed of 40 Mbps (megabits per second) is the minimum standard quoted for modern businesses. But to get a complete picture of its performance, you must test your speed at various times throughout the day. Many people have speed problems at some times of the day.

A good speed test and comparisons are available here

Fixing Slow Internet Speed

There are many reasons why your internet speed could be faster. If you see the numbers above and think it's slow, you should talk to your ISP to see if it's a problem with your ISP or your plan.

In other instances, it might be an issue on your end, a lousy modem, a broken network, a bad connection, etc.


It is crucial to get the best internet possible in today's world. Businesses today need access to fast and dependable internet.

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