Dedicated internet access for your business
For businesses that need fast speeds, uncontended performance and guaranteed fix times, a leased line is the most reliable connectivity solution available. Leased lines DIA offer a dedicated service, meaning you are always guaranteed your full connection speed and high levels of performance.
We provide three options for leased lines: Ethernet over FTTC, Ethernet First Mile and Fibre Ethernet. There are reasons for each and we can help you work through what’s right for your business so you make an informed choice.
An ideal entry-level leased line perfect for smaller sites running cloud telephony, as it provides dedicated bandwidth to ensure consistent speeds and reliability. Good for businesses in areas well served by FTTC.
A cost-effective solution for those needing leased line quality in areas where EoFTTC is not available. The performance is symmetrical with identical upload and download speeds.
Our fibre ethernet solution allows your business to be connected directly to the internet over end-to-end fibre, providing the fastest speed, guaranteed performance and maximum scalability.
Ethernet over FTTC (EoFTTC) is an entry level Ethernet service provided by using a copper line over the short distance from your business premises to the green cabinets in the street, and then joining the fibre optic circuit to the exchange. With no degradation to performance this allows businesses to enjoy symmetrical speeds of up to 20Mb and to burst up to 76Mb download bandwidth.
It’s a perfect solution for businesses that need reliability and performance. It’s particularly useful as a cost-effective solution for businesses looking for fast data-file transfers or needing to run real-time applications like hosted voice and video. And unlike broadband with lower service level agreements, EoFTTC promises to have you back online within just seven hours in the event of a fault or interruption to service, rather than days or weeks.
Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) is a Leased Line service delivered using multiple copper telephone lines bundled together in pairs of 2 or 4 lines, to build a single service. A 2 pair service will usually provide up to 10Mb of symmetrical speed, while a 4 pair service will provide up to 20Mb bandwidth. This speed is dependent on the length of the copper, which is defined by the distance between your premises and the exchange.
EFM is a good solution for businesses that are in areas that are not fibre enabled as it provides faster speeds and a more reliable service than a standard residential broadband solution. It also provides inbuilt resilience as, if for whatever reason one of the copper wires fails, there are other lines to continue your Internet service, and although your service will run slower it will still be live until the faulty wire is repaired, which for EFM will be within a 7 hour agreed SLA.
Fibre Ethernet is an end to end ethernet product which connects your business premises all the way to the Exchange via a dedicated fibre optic cable. It can be delivered with download speeds of up to 10Gb, enabling you to choose the bandwidth that fits the needs for your business at the right time.
Fibre Ethernet is the fastest, most scalable and reliable connection available, and with fix times of only 5 hours is the uncontended champion of connections. It’s an uncontended service, meaning that no one else shares your connection, ever. It’s also highly secure and resilient, so great for businesses where being ‘always on’ is number one on their agenda. Of course, it’s also the most expensive option, but if you think about what being offline could cost you in terms of revenue loss, reputational damage or productivity downtime, it’s also the only option for businesses that where being online is key to their success.
Combine our high-quality business internet services with our VoIP cloud phone solution and keep your business performing at its best in the way it connects and communicates with both customers and colleagues. High quality calls, mobile apps and automatic failovers, coupled with 24/7 dedicated UK support puts and your business firmly in control.