Horizon internet offers ʽburstable bandwidth’
Bermuda’s newest internet provider is offering “burstable bandwidth” which it says will prove valuable to business users because it ensures maximum bandwidth when they need it, without extra cost.
A Horizon statement said when businesses hit a busy period, and staff demand more from their internet, service usually slows down, causing waiting and delays.
It added: “Imagine a retail store during the holiday season or a large business in the middle of a big transaction (needing) additional bandwidth for a day or a week.
“Because internet bandwidth (the amount of internet you can use) is limited to the physical cables that are installed and the number of customers sharing a connection, (it) is impossible for regular cabled internet providers to offer more than the maximum used, without installing more cables that offer more bandwidth.”
Horizon CEO Gilbert A. Darrell explained: “As a business, you pay an amount per month for a certain amount of bandwidth. The issue is when you use your allotted amount of bandwidth or the network is congested.
“Suddenly applications take more time to load and work, files take longer to upload and download. You can’t get more bandwidth unless your internet company installs new cables, which also results in a higher monthly cost. It’s never a problem, until it’s a problem.”
“As a wireless company, we saw this as an opportunity to offer something unique in Bermuda. Horizon’s equipment and extra capacity allows us to give our business customers a ‘buffer’ that they can use without any penalties.”
“Burstable service is common in other markets, but it’s not common in Bermuda because it can’t be done with traditional wired internet. We decided to offer it as a key feature for business. The best part? We don’t charge our customers for the boosts.”
How it works: at peak usage periods, Horizon‘s business internet bursts to give customers a boost of additional bandwidth so nothing slows down.
“It’s like when you have a highway and there are suddenly too many cars on the road during rush hour and everything slows down. Horizon burstable internet is like adding another fast lane right when it gets too busy, and suddenly everyone can move again.”
“Our mission really is to provide value for our services in a market where people for many years had very little choice. With burstable bandwidth your business can not only have great, first-rate reliable internet service but when you get really busy and the going gets tough, you know your internet won’t cause your business any issues.”
Horizon internet for your business with Burstable Bandwidth – 1-441-707-FAST
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