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Feb 18, 2020 6:00:00 AM / by Alex Hodgson posted in broadband, fibre, Connectivity

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A private, dedicated, fibre Leased Line is the business-grade broadband connection of choice for UK businesses because of the speeds available (from 100mbps to 10gbps and more) and concreted SLAs for fault fixes.

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Fix Times and Compensation: What happens when your Leased Line goes down.

Feb 11, 2020 9:44:00 AM / by Alex Hodgson posted in broadband, fibre, Connectivity

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Aside from the fact that they can offer upload and download speeds of up to 10gbps, the main reason that many businesses chose to connect their businesses via private fibre, or ethernet Leased Line, is far greater reliability that they offer over "shared" connections like FTTC or FTTP.

Most Leased Line providers claim 99.9% (to varying decimal places) reliability for their connections, and in our experience this is the case. Put simply, they are simpler and more expensive - fewer variables, better equipment - and so go wrong less.

However, regardless of how reliable a connection is, Sods Law dictates that there's always a chance that somethine will go worng at some point.

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What are the cheaper alternatives to fibre Leased Lines?

Jan 28, 2020 6:30:00 AM / by Alex Hodgson posted in fibre, Connectivity

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Your own, private, full fibre internet connection, also know as a Leased Line, is still the Holy Grail of connectivity for most businesses.

That's because they are;

  • Dedicated (The line is yours alone).
  • Uncontended (The bandwidth is yours and yours alone).
  • Guaranteed (The speed quoted is the speed you’ll get).
  • Symmetrical (Your upload and download speeds are the same).
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When will my fibre Leased Line be connected?

Jul 27, 2015 3:38:05 PM / by One2Call posted in Blog, broadband, BT, business, ethernet, Openreach, fibre, leased line

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Some can take weeks, some can take months - why is it so difficult to give a connection date for fibre leased lines?

We've been connecting quite a few fibre leased lines recently thanks to the government grants currently available, and the two things we get asked the most are:

  • How much will it cost altogether?
  • When will it be connected by?

Unfortunately we can never give concrete answers to either of these questions due to the extensive survey and installation process associated with what is, in essence, your own private optical fibre connection dug through the ground directly to your building.

Anything can come up in the surveying process, from collapsed ducts blocking the cable to a landlord unwilling to grant site access. The huge list of potential issues is exactly why the survey process can take so long, and why we can't guarantee there won't be additional charges over and above the quoted amount.

To go through the whole process here you'd be reading all day, but thankfully BT Openreach (not always our favourite people) have produced this video which explains well all the stages of the Leased Line (or Ethernet as they call it) survey and installation process:

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How we helped...Wosskow Brown Solicitors, Sheffield & Barnsley

Jun 2, 2014 7:45:48 PM / by One2Call posted in Barnsley, Blog, call centre, Case Study, Sheffield, site-to-site, Unified Communications, Xarios, fibre, Law, Mitel, MiVoice

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About Wosskow Brown Solicitors

Wosskow Brown Solicitors are a leading firm of solicitors in the South Yorkshire area with roots going back over 150 years. They deliver a wide range of services to business and individuals ranging from personal injury advice to debt and business rescue services.

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