12 June 2019

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The Best Fiber Internet in Washington D.C.: An Overview of Atlantech's Robust Local Network

Fiber Connectivity by Tom Collins

There are a lot of variables to consider when choosing a fiber internet provider.

You need assurance that your provider's network can deliver top-shelf service, including fast speeds, steadfast reliability, and enough bandwidth for your company to maintain its productivity.

Without these key attributes, your company will suffer downtime, leading to a loss of income and potential customers.

For companies in Washington, D.C., however, you have access to Atlantech's extensive local network that provides businesses with high-speed fiber internet and enough capacity to meet your modern needs.

Why Atlantech Provides the Best Fiber Internet in Washington D.C.

There are a handful of factors that come into play when looking for the best fiber internet provider, but specifically, you need these four:

  • Performance
  • Redundancy
  • Security
  • Peer Relationships

While your company's needs will vary, if your provider can't promise and deliver on those four points, you're going to run into problems. We recommend running through our 10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Fiber to ensure you have all your bases covered.

Atlantech has over 200 buildings in the DC region lit with fiber, and we take pride in meeting these requirements to give our customers the service they've come to expect.

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Performance

The first aspect to explore is performance. The best companies will provide networks with a high percentate of uptime and low latency. Additionally, you'll want a business internet service that boasts and successfully achieves high speeds, ensuring your data-heavy applications can run smoothly during peak hours.

At Atlantech, we use Juniper Network routers, collectively capable of up to 10 Tbps of throughput. This means all of our customers receive the data speeds they need... and even more importantly, what they've contracted for. Along with our Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) capabilities, performance can be optimized to keep bottlenecks to a minimum.

Finally, our Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) at the core is capable of increasing bandwidth over existing fiber networks, offering speeds even up to 100 Gbps to our customers.

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Redundancy

A redundant system is essential in modern business. With so much reliance on ample Internet connectivity, if you lose service, productivity halts. Customers aren't able to engage, and your team loses precious momentum in their work.

It's the importance of a redundant system that drove us to establish multiple data centers and secondary points of presence (POPs). These locations have multiple fiber entrance paths, increasing system redundancy while simultaneously enhancing speeds up to 10 Tbps.

Our DWDM core also allows multiple signals to travel concurrently at different wavelengths on the same fiber. This feature, along with our multiple POPs, eliminates the failure of point-to-point fiber links by using a "mesh" configuration. Our customers receive an uninterrupted flow of data across the entire network, leading to less downtime, packet loss, and latency.

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Security

Although many people view Internet performance as the primary factor in deciding on their provider, a system with no or limited security creates a much larger threat to your business. Lost or stolen customer data means a damaged reputation that no increase in Internet speed can fix.

To stop that from happening, all of our data centers and access points have motion sensors, biometric hand scanners, video camera surveillance, breach alarms, and 24/7 secured access. All visitors require advanced notice to enter facilities and are required to present a valid photo ID.

Additionally, we offer DDoS Protection Services to ensure your network is safe from digital threats. Fortunately, if you're using fiber, it's extremely difficult to hack, and significantly easier to monitor than over traditional cables.

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Peering Relationships

One company can't be everywhere, but it can build trusted relationships to mutually take care of customers. Peering allows ISPs to provide access to each other's customers. This means customers get better service with no added cost.

Atlantech maintains several Gigabits of Internet Peering bandwidth through multiple companies. We also have more than 90 private peering relationships. This saves you money by reducing transit costs while increasing your access. It also establishes a lower latency rate.

Choosing Atlantech as Your Washington, D.C. Fiber Internet Provider

While Atlantech delivers on all these factors, the piece that sets us apart is our location. We're the only premier fiber Internet provider based in Washington, D.C. This means our techs know the area, our facilities are local, and we're just as committed to the area as you are.

If you're looking at upgrading to fiber, request a quote, and see why some of the top brands in the D.C. area trust Atlantech.
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About the author:

Tom Collins (Twitter, LinkedIn) - is the Director of Enterprise Sales & Marketing for Atlantech Online. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the Internet Service Provider industry and is known for translating technology into positive results for business. A native of Washington, DC, a graduate from University of Maryland (degrees in Government & Politics and Secondary Education), Tom is also a five-time Ironman finisher.