Building a new commercial property in Iowa? As the building is going up or being renovated, you will have to make a lot of important decisions. One of the most important choices for your business will be how to connect it to the world. How can you get the best possible internet connection with stellar customer service?
We encourage you to ask this question as early as possible in the building phase. This will give you more time to explore the available solutions and make the right choice. Already settled on one of the major providers? Here’s why you may want to rethink this.
Why a Large ISP May Not Be the Ideal Choice for Your New Commercial Property in Iowa
A few years ago, the only internet solution for a new commercial building in Iowa was one of the big ISPs in the area. Even now, most businesses think there’s no other way.
Of course, a big company comes with big advantages: they have an established network and they have probably already worked with your competitors. However, there are a lot of downsides too.
With a big internet connection provider, it can be very expensive to get the access extended to your new property, even if it’s only a few hundred yards. More importantly, you will be locked into a long-term, expensive contract, with very few ways to negotiate clauses, scale down, or even change something in your subscription over the years.
Last but not least, when something goes wrong (and it will happen) or when you need help with your new setup, you will have to go through an infuriating ticketing system. It can take days before you get to talk to a human being and even longer than that before you get actual help.
All of the above spells lost money for Iowa businesses. You lose money on expensive setup fees, inflexible contracts, and prolonged downtime. And you lose valuable time handling issues.
Luckily, there is a better way to get an internet connection for a new property in Iowa and for Waterloo, Iowa, fiber internet.
Internet Connectivity Services for Iowa Businesses—the Better Alternative
There is a solution that checks all the boxes: affordability, security, flexibility. Better yet, you can also avoid vendor lock-in and keep your new commercial property as independent as possible.
The Heartland Technology Data Center (HTDC) connectivity services are designed with your needs in mind. You will have a reliable partner that’s far more agile and customer-focused than a big player in your corner from day one.
For instance, if you want to avoid paying steep fees for getting access extended to your new property, HTDC can help you achieve that with a reasonable budget. We can bury a fiber line that connects your new property to the existing internet infrastructure.
Aside from cost savings, you will also benefit from ownership of the infrastructure. This comes with an added layer of security—when you don’t share the line with anyone else, you can assure your customers that their data is safe.
With private fiber internet, your internal network will be safer from cybercrime. Better yet, you will enjoy excellent speeds at a fraction of the price usual providers typically charge. You can read more about the benefits of private fiber for Iowa businesses here.
Want to make sure your data is extra-safe? You can use our fiber connection and data storage services together. This way, you won’t have to keep your infrastructure on-premise or juggle the risks of cloud storage.
Your data will always be easily accessible, and it won’t be routed halfway through the world or stored in various data centers in places you could never reach in case of a disaster. You have full control of your data, infrastructure, and connectivity, without on-premise hardware and with no vendor lock-in.
More importantly, when you work with HTDC, you get:
- Flexibility: We are a local business that understands the needs of businesses of all sizes. This is why we are always ready to help you find the solution you need instead of selling you a predefined package that either leaves you uncovered or charges you for services you don’t need.
- Quick and responsive support: You won’t have to spend ages navigating a complex ticketing system. Our team is just a phone call away. And since we’re neighbors, we can be on-site quickly.
- Enhanced security: You don’t need an oversized in-house IT department when you work with HDTC. Our facility exceeds current security standards and requirements. We are here to set you up for success and ensure you are always protected.
Ready to get the Internet connectivity solution your new commercial property in Iowa needs? Work with one of our engineers to find the solution that works best for you. Schedule your free consultation here.