WiLine Blog

February 28th, 2018 09:30AM PST

What is DIA?

and how it compares to a regular broadband connection...

What is a DIA - Dedicated Internet Access

To put it simply, DIA stands for Dedicated Internet Access and it just means that your contracted bandwidth is exclusively yours. This means it stays the same all the time, every time.

For a growing number of companies, their Internet connection is a critical part of their operations. Delays and interruptions in service may result in significant losses, on occasion, these can mean many thousands of dollars in lost revenue. It is important that businesses that rely heavily on their Internet connection have a resilient provider that offers constant thoroughput and bandwidth.

If your business is Internet dependent, a Dedicated Internet Access may well be the only viable solution for you independently of cost. While your business will be paying a premium for the service, you will have your own “highway” to the Internet. No bottlenecks or traffic lights, a constant and steady stream of traffic in both directions.

Dedicated Internet contracts often also include a SLA (Service Level Agreement) that establishes minimums levels of service guarantees for items like latency and network availability which is usually measured between 99.9% (three nines) and 99.99% (four nines).

Your DIA Internet connection is normally also a symmetrical connection, which means that you will receive the same bandwidth for both upload and download. This contrasts with other products which usually offer a higher download speed than upload. When you contract a 100 Mbps DIA, you can expect to have 100 Mbps Upload and Download. This is of significance when your company uses cloud applications, remote workingor VoIP technology for instance.

What should I get for my business?

When it comes to many purchase decisions, businesses often have cost as one of the deciding factors, sometimes even the main deciding factor and when it comes to choosing an internet provider, it is no different. However, sometimes the cheapest option isn’t the one that offers the best value for your business.

The best value option is something that can only be accurately assessed case by case. This is where WiLine’s team of expert account executives can help your business choose the right solution that covers all the needs of the business at the lowest possible cost.


About WiLine Networks

WiLine Networks is a disruptive vendor in both the long-haul and last-mile network access markets. WiLine’s carrier-grade network provides extraordinary reliability, financial savings and flexibility when compared to legacy network providers. For more information visit https://www.wiline.com.