Why Isn’t My Network Ready? On Planning Your Upgrade


What do we want? Fiber!

When do we want it? Now!

Well, hold on a second. We know that in today’s fast-paced business environment, you’d prefer that all your big decisions get implemented immediately and painlessly. We sympathize! But often times when making a big upgrade to your network, you need to give yourself some lead time to make it happen.

Take fiber optic cables for your data network. More and more companies are jumping on this technological bandwagon, and it isn’t hard to see why. Compared with old school copper wire, optical fiber can carry a lot more data, much faster. If you think about your network as a series of roads on which your data travels, copper is a narrow and congested city street, while fiber is a 10-lane superhighway. Plus, optical fiber has other benefits—less signal loss, imperviousness to electromagnetic interference, less likely to break, etc.

But it’s not like you can just snap your fingers and make it happen. Installing new fiber optic cabling is a labor-intensive process. From start to finish, you can expect it to take anywhere from 90 to 120 days; for this reason and a few others, the upfront costs can be somewhat high.

Don’t get us wrong—it’s still definitely worth the investments for most companies. But if your contract is expiring in July and you’re interested in a new installation, not even thinking about your replacement plan until May or June just isn’t going to cut it.

Whether you’re talking about installing a fiber network, or any kind of upgrade or change in your telecom infrastructure, careful planning and preparation are crucial. Yes, we know—that can be tricky with yearly contracts and other obligations to consider. That’s why you want a team like TelDesigns on your side. We’ll consult with you to figure out what your business needs truly are, so we can help you design a solution that will actually work. Then, we’ll work directly with the appropriate providers on your behalf, helping you implement your upgrade with the minimum amount of stress.

Don’t wait until it’s too late and you get yourself trapped in another contract you don’t want! Connect with TelDesigns now to begin planning your upgrade. Check us out at teldesigns.com, or give us a call at (616) 965-2030.

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