Does your Business have a Backup plan?

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In today’s world, many moving parts are required to run a business. We have identified one major factor in the equation that many people overlook. What role does the internet play as a part of your backup plan?

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We've all been there; the power goes out at the office, forcing all production to come to a screeching halt. What do you do next? Many business owners almost immediately rush out to purchase a backup power generator. Power outages cost businesses a lot of time and money every year, so naturally we purchase a lot of backup generators. Having the ability to kick on a generator and get back to work offers a big sense of relief and allows the company to continue to produce...right?

What services and business functions are being powered by your generator(s)...perhaps Internet Access? What if your Internet Service Provider is affected by the same outage?

In our fast paced, internet driven world, if your business has a power generator, and not a backup ISP (Internet Service Provider), you could incur some expensive business loss. Each year over $25 Billion (yes, with a B) is lost during corporate ISP downtime.

Can your business sustain an extended outage without access to the internet?


The answer is No for many, and our dependence on the Internet is only growing. How would you get your new orders? What about customer emails? There are so many facets to business that require connectivity. Internet service has become such a high priority that almost every company is doing business online. Unfortunately, there are not many that have a backup Internet provider.

There are many stories of construction accidents, severe storms, or other natural disasters that cause internet service outages. Fortunately, internet access is not like other utilities where you have no options for backup providers. Let’s take our city for example. In Saint Louis, we sit on the New Madrid fault line. In a worst-case scenario what would happen if a big quake hit us? Would traditional ISP’s be able to offer service? It’s safe to say that there would be severe damage to the infrastructure. A seismic event in the Midwest would result in extended outages for many customers of ISP’s that require access to their underground grid.

The questions remain: Do you have a backup plan to keep your company online? How will you handle an extended outage?

STLWimax (a Fixed Wireless Internet Service Provider) has reliable, cost effective solutions. Fixed wireless internet providers work differently than traditional ISP’s. Our infrastructure is running above you right now. As you read this, millions of bits of data are flowing through the air. More importantly, this traffic is not susceptible to construction accidents, natural disasters, or similar outages. Our technology can be deployed and setup at minimal service levels, and when you need to increase usage to match demand, we can crank up the speed.

We urge all of our customers to put a backup plan in place that addresses power and the mission critical applications being powered. Internet Access will most likely be the highest priority utility that almost all businesses cannot live without.

To request more information on insuring your business with a Redundant ISP call us at 720-1000.


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