A lot of guys that I work with have home offices that they work at either during the day or at night.
It drives me crazy when people tell me they have regular residual speed (and reliability) internet service.
The business level internet is generally a lot faster and more reliable. Even in the case of Verizon FIOS which is what I use here in Boston, the business level is much faster and more reliable. You’re spending more to get that extra support, reliability and faster service.
The price difference is not at all that much. If you’re internet is acting slow for an entire day because your on the turtle plan, you’re going to have a hard time getting a lot of stuff done. And it’s also frustrating.
I seriously think that people need to start shelling out the extra $50-100 to get the max level business internet service. I download most things at 5mbps or higher, ALL THE TIME.
I’ve also noticed with certain providers that just by switching to business, something magical happens behind the scenes that puts you into some sort of secret priority lane. And when stuff happens you’re usually the least affected.
Max out your internet service! The extra $50 will pay you back many times over when you have to take 4 hour breaks from the computer to wait for service to turn back on or speed to pick up!