What is bonded Internet?

Khalid Noor, 2020

On its own someone’s internet connection can vary greatly in the speeds they receive from it. Some people enjoy the benefits of a fast internet connection already subject to minimal problems and ample in providing productivity to their business or personal matters, perhaps they have a stellar fibre connection? Others suffer from dismal speeds to the point of detriment to their business or day to day activities that may rely on the internet. 

This is where bonded internet comes into play. Simply it is the act of taking several internet connections not necessarily limited to two and then combining them. In doing this, one strong and reliable connection is created that can solve the issues created resulting from a poor internet connection and achieving the objections one set out to with the use of the internet in mind.

Bonded Internet serves as a pertinent solution largely to businesses suffering from a deplorable connection, but how exactly does it work? Say you have a 4mb/s connection and one that is 6 mb/s, combine them and now you have 10mb/s. Through an extra port, you are able to bond two lines belonging to different internet services together i.e, NBN connection with another NBN connection or even NBN with a fibre connection, usually requiring extra equipment and installation. 

It may be more costly than just having one internet connection which is expected, as you are combining two connections into a powerful one, so charges are to be incurred. However, the benefits can greatly outweigh the costs especially if you or your business suffers from common problems.These include having limited Internet services providers in your area or living in a rural area or even simply your provider is not slow. It can also be as simple as your needs just exceed what you are able to be given by your provider and in that case simply adding another connection or more solves that quite efficiently. 

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Internet bonding is not to be confused with other methods of enhancing your internet service such as load balancing and failover routers. These methods serve to benefit a business in different ways than Internet bonding, essentially all variations of manipulating your internet setup to best suit your needs. Load balancing balances your Internet across multiple connections with the aim to not overload any one socket. This is done to maximise bandwidth, however it does not suddenly give you stellar speeds. 

Similar with failover which simply backups your current internet connection with another one, so in case your primary connection fails, a secondary one kicks in so you do not have downtime in internet uptime and this primarily is used to help businesses ensure optimal and continuous use of their internet.

Bonded Internet is unlike these other methods as it combines your different connections giving you enhanced speeds. While load balancing balances your internet across different sockets maximising the use of your bandwidth, Internet bonding takes this by going further and breaking internet flow down more efficiently into smaller ‘packets’ allowing it to be spread over many more connections it then combines different connections into one that is now more powerful, so you have even more optimal speeds and use of your bandwidth. This has a lot of benefits for a business. Not only is it fast, it serves to enhance cloud based applications, even boosting something like a cloud phone system if you had one and providing more optimal results and efficiency for your purposes.

Along with Improved resiliency of your internet connection, maximised bandwidth, and guaranteed fast speeds, Internet bonding is certainly a method worth utilising for you or your organization’s needs, improving efficiency and ensuring stable connections, affords one the assurance that their internet is the last thing to worry about.

For more details, see our internet bonding solution.