Rural broadband woes
We provide IT services to a client who operates a retail business in Alresford. In addition to this they also have a café on site for use by their customers.
Internet connectivity is a critical component for their business and is used for tasks such as:
- Sending and receiving email
- Taking card payments
- Remote access
- Wi-Fi for customers
Owing to the rural location of their building they have been struggling with slow broadband for many years, and with BT Infinity over a year away they asked us if we could provide a solution.
In order to resolve this problem we used link aggregation. This involved taking multiple broadband connections and combining them in parallel to make a single high-bandwidth data path.
This simple but effective update to their IT infrastructure provided a much needed boost to their connectivity.
In addition, the extra broadband connection allows for failover meaning that should one connection go down, the other will continue to operate.