With Dedicated Internet Access, your company is guaranteed to receive the bandwidth you purchased, 100% of the time. If your company purchases a 100Mbps dedicated fiber Internet connection, you will always receive 100Mbps.
This is different than “shared” or “best effort” connections, where the speed your company purchases is the maximum speed you will receive. With shared connections, the actual speed is unpredictable and fluctuates throughout the day, depending on the ISP’s network traffic.
If your company purchases a 100Mbps Dedicated Internet Access circuit, both your download and upload speed/bandwidth are always guaranteed at 100Mbps. Fast upload speed is important if your company has a lot of remote users, cloud apps, VoIP, etc.
Less expensive, shared Internet connections typically have a fast download speed and a significantly slower upload speed. For instance, it’s common to see an inexpensive shared Internet connection with a maximum download speed of 100Mbps and a maximum upload speed of only 10Mbps.