Commercial or Residential Broadband, How to Choose The Right One for Yourself?

Since more and more people are working from their home, it is important to understand the difference between commercial and residential broadband connections

By November 15th, 2020 AT 2:02 PM

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Broadband internet can be categorised into two types, commercial and residential. The basic difference between the two is that a commercial broadband connection is appropriate for running small and medium scale businesses, while a residential broadband connection is enough for people to access internet easily in their homes. But the times have changed, and a large percentage of people are working through their homes. Thus, a regular residential broadband connection might not be feasible for many users. So, today we are going to differentiate between the two connections and help you decide which kind of connection you should get.

Commercial vs Residential Broadband

The first thing that you should consider is whether you need an Internet connection which not only offers a high downloading speed but also high uploading speed. In general, most residential broadband connections which are not fibre connections come with asymmetrical speeds where the downloading speed is higher than the upload speed. But commercial businesses use broadband connections which offer symmetrical speeds for both downloading and uploading.

The second thing that you should look at is whether you need a static IP address or not. A static IP address is such which doesn’t change, and businesses require it so that its employees can access it anytime they wish to. A static IP address also provides the ability to connect through VPN networks. In general, commercial broadband connections have static IP addresses.

The third thing which commercial businesses usually have in their broadband connection is a dedicated network line/support. This line of internet connects exclusively to the offices of these businesses. This further allows businesses to avoid network congestion and get higher internet speeds all the time. Also, it makes the connection more secure for businesses. At the same time, residential broadband connections don’t come with a dedicated internet line.

An extension to the dedicated internet line with commercial broadband connections is the dedicated customer support. Internet going down for businesses can result in huge losses for the enterprises. However, if there is quick customer support, it can be avoided. Residential broadband connections also get good customer support backing from several internet service providers across the country, but there is no dedicated support with priority to certain customers/users.

If you are working from home and your internet requirement is such of a commercial broadband connection, then all these points will help you in consider choosing the best option.

Tanay is someone with whom you can chill and talk about technology and life. A fitness enthusiast and cricketer, he loves to read and write.

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