Remove Speed Bumps at Work - Why Symmetrical Internet Speed Is a Need, Not a Want
Is Internet speed a hot topic around the water cooler in your office? Symmetrical speeds play a big part when it comes to the productivity of your team, reducing downtime spent waiting (and waiting, and waiting...) for data to be downloaded and uploaded simultaneously. If you’re noticing a lag in loading online files or software at work, it’s because you’re probably using an asymmetrical business Internet plan. It’s time to treat your team and shape up with symmetrical speeds.
How often have you sat down and really considered your upload speeds? Well, you’re not alone. The majority of us only seem to care about our downloads being fast enough, and this is because the big telcos mostly only market download speeds, because their uploads are usually even slower. A result of this means missing out on some much-needed perks, like being able to upload a .PDF file in less than a calendar month.
That’s where symmetrical Internet speeds come into the picture. At Spirit, we only offer symmetrical plans which truly allow you to experience what the Internet is capable of.
Firstly, what is symmetrical speed?
In a nutshell, it means your upload speed is the same as your download speed.
Symmetrical Internet speeds are an evolution and reflection of how we communicate and consume content. We want it all and we want it now. In previous years, asymmetrical speeds were good enough, as an affordable option, which served our primarily download-centric ways of working.
Symmetrical speed, on the other hand, will allow you to upload and download complex files, without compromising your bandwidth connection. There has been an enormous shift to needing symmetrical Internet access at home too (Netflix, music streaming, gaming), as well as at work (communication platforms such as Skype and VoIP), and some services that overlap both, such as cloud storage technology. Long story short, you only get as much as you put in, and your upload speeds slowing to a crawl is only going to make it harder for you to access the services you love and need.
Adopting a workplace communication platform allows your office to flow without making your employees physically rub shoulders at their desks. The benefits of these platforms can’t be utilised without super-fast and stable symmetrical Internet. Most businesses have migrated to Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive as they can reduce hardware costs and sidestep hosting data on their internal drives. These shared cloud-based drives play a massive role in the overall productivity of your team, provided the Internet speeds can handle the increased level of activity.
Have you ever wondered why your video calls always seem super laggy and disconnected? Why you’re forced you to try and read the lips of someone who is moving at two frames per second? Well, we hate to say it, but the issue often lies with your Internet Service Provider, and not faulty software. Super-fast symmetrical Internet allows you to upload data just as quickly as you’re downloading it, ensuring a significantly smoother communication experience from start to finish. Your days of anxiously trying to work out if the silence on the other end of the call is intentional or not are over!
Don’t let asymmetrical speeds hold back your team from achieving peak productivity. Create a workspace that fosters autonomy, creativity and productivity with Spirit’s Sky Speed. With business plans that provide unrivaled upload and download speeds, your entire office will flow without interruption.
Harness the power of symmetrical speeds and visit our website to find a business plan that suits you.