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Businesses Are Flocking to Florida – Can Your Network Keep Up?

Dec 10, 2021

Business is booming in Florida, and it isn’t expected to slow down any time soon.

According to U.S. Census data, Florida’s population grew from 18.8 million in 2010 to 21.5 million in 2020. Doubling the growth rate of the overall U.S. population, this trend is poised to continue as more businesses and remote workers move to the Sunshine State during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

And why wouldn’t they? Florida boasts beautiful weather and a pro-business attitude that made it attractive before COVID-19, but even more so now. Major financial and technology companies are increasingly relocating or opening offices in the state. Florida’s business boom also shows in the numbers, with the state’s GDP hitting a record-high of $969.56 billion in 2021.

Florida Networks Must Respond

What does the influx of new businesses and residents into the state mean for your network bandwidth? Simply put, more people accessing Florida networks means your quality of service is at risk if you don’t have the right solutions in place.

Legacy networks built on outdated infrastructure are easily oversubscribed when an area grows and more internet traffic is introduced. Some carriers built their networks to satisfy the needs of residential populations and are now repurposing them for business connectivity. While businesses may have accepted this type of network before, the increased number of users will bring latency and quality issues that will affect your connection and reduce your bottom line.

Bandwidth is a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced, data-driven world. Businesses can’t afford to waste time and money on aging infrastructure and connectivity solutions that don’t fully meet their needs. Florida businesses need a network that was built with them in mind.

As businesses plan their key initiatives for 2022, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at network connectivity. Don’t accept the status quo. New connectivity options in Florida can take businesses to the next level.

It’s time to get to know a new name – Summit Broadband.

Summit Broadband Serves Florida Businesses

If you haven’t heard, Summit Broadband is a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider in Florida with over a decade of experience helping businesses get connected. From the top down, our teams live and work in the communities we serve. We provide data, voice and high-speed internet services to Florida businesses of all sizes, as well as Ethernet and dark fiber transport to enterprise and wholesale customers. Summit Broadband owns and operates its own fiber-optic networks, serving multiple industries and communities across Florida.

The network at a glance:

  • 2,700+ route mile network distributed across Florida
  • Core & Edge Network occupying 88 facilities
  • Florida Intercity Network offering 400 Gbps capability through 64-channel reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM powered by Ciena)
  • Reliable Core Network providing 99.999% availability

A Network Purpose Built for Business

Summit Broadband is a fiber-first company, meaning businesses can trust the network is in it for the long haul. The state-of-the-art fiber-optic network provides businesses with access to fast and reliable internet and clear call quality.

Summit Broadband built its fiber optic network specifically to support connectivity for businesses across the state of Florida. Some other carriers that operate out of state make businesses rely on a patchwork of existing residential routes in an attempt to meet their connectivity needs. With Summit Broadband, businesses have dedicated bandwidth that provides the speed, scalability and reliability to drive growth.

Speed, Scalability and Reliability to Grow Your Business

Summit Broadband’s purpose-built network provides businesses with the competitive edge they need. Fiber is what makes the difference, providing for the most dependable network in Florida with the fastest internet available. With speeds of up to 400 Gbps, businesses can upload content and connect to the cloud faster than ever before.

Scalability is baked into the network, meaning capacity grows to meet ever-changing business demands. Summit Broadband has the equipment in place to turn up capacity at a key stroke for quick adjustments. Businesses can trust their network is safe with built-in redundancy to process transactions, share files and conduct business securely.

Personalization and Customization for Any Situation

Customization doesn’t have to be complicated. The teams at Summit Broadband build deep, long-lasting customer relationships by taking the time and extra effort to work collaboratively and truly understand each business’s future goals, connectivity needs and what makes them unique.

Next, Summit Broadband teams design a network solution to meet each business’s exact specifications with a rapid deployment that exceeds expectations. Because Summit Broadband owns every inch of its fiber optic networks, teams can easily build a customized network and quickly adjust if needs change. Other carriers make businesses wait months for a network tailored to their needs. The level of personalization and speed to delivery from Summit Broadband is something Florida businesses won’t find anywhere else.

Talk Fiber with Your Florida Neighbors

From the most senior leadership to the teams installing the network, Summit Broadband lives and breathes Florida. Not your old-school network provider, Summit Broadband brings a fresh perspective and set of capabilities to delivering connectivity to local businesses with a dedicated, Florida-based account representative available to help no matter the situation.

Based in Orlando, Summit Broadband continually makes strategic investments across the state to improve connectivity services. Summit Broadband’s support of Florida businesses is an extension of its commitment to the communities in which its teams live and work.

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Switching network providers can be painful, but don’t let the status quo impede your growth. Summit Broadband is right around the corner ready to help. Schedule a Network Consultation with a local representative and get to know Summit Broadband.



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