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Weeding Through The Minutiae On Buzzwords and Tech Words

 

Fort Collins InternetAre you on the cloud? There are so many buzzwords when it comes to the internet, it can be easy to get lost. We use terminology day in and day out, but do you know what the word actually means. We’ve gathered some buzzwords here as your Northern Colorado Internet provider to help you get a grasp on what these words reference.

Cloud – A virtual private server (VPS) where you store your files, instead of having dedicated hardware on location.

VPS Hosting – A place store your information on part of a larger, physical server, aka virtual server VPS. As you need more space overtime you can upgrade to support your needs. It’s a great way to reduce overhead costs and have quality Fort Collins Internet experts by your side.

Dedicated Servers – Computer hardware specifically dedicated to your business’ network. At FRII, you choose the operating system, and daily on-site or off-site backups.

Colocation – Also known as colocation server hosting, a third-party data center, like FRII, where your business has a secure server or multiple secure servers, based off your needs. This is safer option because your data is in a secure, temperature-regulated facility, and you’ll always be able to connect to your server from your business or outside of the office.

Disaster Recovery – Building fires, flooding, hurricanes, and tornadoes can happen. However, it’s more likely to have a server malfunction, then what happens to all your data? Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions at FRII include: colocation, dedicated servers, virtual private servers, and backup business continuity suites.

Internet – WWW (World Wide Web) a global computer network allowing you to connect and exchange information.

WiFi / Wi-Fi – Is an acronym for Wireless Fidelity. Allowing computers, mobile phones and other devices to connect to the internet.

Web Hosting – A data file storage and access place for your website. After you type in a domain, “www,” the internet seeks the IP address and reads the information from where the files are saved or hosted.

Email Hosting – A web hosting service that operates email servers.

Well as you can see, as your Fort Collins Internet provider, we keep our ear to the ground and make sure we know what buzzwords are worth following and which ones are overused jargon. The next time that you are looking at your Northern Colorado Internet options, be sure to check out FRII for all of your internet needs!

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Fiber Optic Business Internet

Fiber Optic Business InternetAs your business grows, so do your demands for the type of internet speed that can handle your work load. That is why we offer fiber optic business internet packages for the business who needs a professional level of bandwidth on a daily basis. Our reliable, flexible & scalable fiber optic internet solutions offer guaranteed upstream & downstream data transmissions at speeds ranging from 3Mbps to 1Gbps. Not only that, but our team of experts here at FRII are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should an issue ever arise. We pride ourselves on having a technician available whenever you need one so you never have to wait to have your internet problems looked at.

Why would you need fiber optic internet? Well fiber optic business internet is the fastest form of broadband technology and it offers the greatest speeds of data transmission at the highest quality rates. If you are ever sending data over long distances, fiber optics are superior modes of transmission when comparing to DSL or cable internet. One more feature is that fiber optic is able to scale up in terms of data transmission without many infrastructure upgrades by nearly 1,000 times. This allows you to avoid any costly internet upgrades for decades to come. This is one of the best features of fiber optic internet, it positions you to be prepared for the future without any additional costs when the time comes.

So when you are ready to make the decision to upgrade your internet to something better positioned for the future of your company. Give us a call at FRII, fill out a form on our website or swing by our office. We would be happy to talk to you about how fiber optic internet can help you now and in the future!

Colocation Pricing

Colocation PricingIf you’ve determined that you need colocation for your business, then you are probably in the next step of the process, which is figuring out colocation pricing. We understand that the current position you are in is one that requires not only the right budget but the right capabilities to make sure your growing business can grow and be protected properly.

We determine our colocation pricing based on a few factors that you can feel comfortable in discussing with us. We want to make sure that you know you have access to our expert technicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s important for you to know that we use redundant bandwidth connections as well so you’ll always be able to connect to your server for your business. Our team of top-notch colocation solutions running on our redundant system will be sure to keep you up and running no matter what the situation is. That is the type of service that you need so you have peace of mind.

When we build out colocation pricing quotes, we make sure that not only is it the right fit for you, but we want to make sure that the program can scale with you as well. We know that where you are today is not where you’ll be in five years and the easiest transition to handle your needs down the road is the best approach that we believe in. The more data you have, the more trust you need from your colocation provider and that is why we are in this business. To make sure that you’ll never lose a single piece of information that your business relies on.

If you’re interested in renting space on one of our collocated servers, email us at sales@frii.com or call us at 970.212.0700 and we’ll get a custom quote for you!

To Go Where No Wi-Fi Has Gone Before: Custom Wireless Ethernet For Rural Internet Areas

Rural InternetWi-Fi is everywhere, well, kind of. Wi-Fi is everywhere urban. All the cafes have it. Even cities offer free Wi-Fi in some cases but what if you do not have access to the Wi-Fi because you live in an undeserved rural internet area. You may shop around to big box Internet services and think that you have no coverage in your area. This is all too wrong.

There is hope. There is Custom Wireless Ethernet.

Custom Wireless Internet is 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It is a higher quality Ethernet that delivers at faster speeds and has a wider range of coverage. This enables Wi-Fi to be available in places where it has never been before.

How does it work?

By utilizing existing infrastructure in the city, it is possible to get the fastest, most reliable network service no matter where you live. FRII’s fiber ring utilizes existing Platte River Power Authority underground cable to enable the fastest, most reliable network in Northern Colorado. A Fiber option uses several rings of fiber so in the event of breakage you still get the ultimate service.

What can you expect?

  • Close to zero latency
  • Speeds of 20 Mbps  / up to 10000 Mbps dedicated
  • Fully synchronous download/upload
  • 24x7x365 local support and network monitoring
  • Access to 2 independent, 10 Gbps Internet connections delivered right to your office
  • Moreover, no wait time; speeds are upgraded the same day as requested.

Gone are the days where you have to struggle with no rural internet. The solution to all your Internet woes is inside this fiber optic cable.

When is it Available?

This may seem futuristic if you have suffered from no Wi-Fi for a long period. However, this is available to you now. FRII has customizable solutions for your family or business if you are in an area that would need rural internet access.

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