I want to get more informed on the subject of dedicated fibre lines used by businesses to get fast broadband to 100+ workers. "leased lines"?
I am told by my current employers that they have a dedicated fibre line and it gives them 20Mb/s. The speed is somewhat limiting and it makes some types of work troublesome (such as large file transfers offsite). My employer hosts its own email servers and intranet on site which is also accessed by 9 or 10 regional offices around the country. I am sure you can see that a 20Mb/s line is a little underpowered for 100 workers plus regional office access - even considering that 20Mb/s is SDSL.
I would have thought that if they have a fibre line then there would be an option to increase the speed (at a cost) but I am told this is impossible due to "line length". I cannot see how line length can be an issue for fibre but I guess there could be another reason for a 20Mb/s max. Any ideas? The location of the company is somewhat rural, about 8 miles from a major town.
I guess what I am really asking is, what are the options available to medium sized businesses wrt dedicated, specialist high speed internet links?
I want to learn more about this whole subject so if there are any good web links etc...
Thanks in advance