How Does Dedicated Fiber Internet Improve Employee Productivity?

With high speed and scalability, a fiber optic network has the power to fuel employee productivity and operational efficiency in health care organizations. 

Fiber internet gives employees access to the fastest, most-reliable service available -- it can increase productivity while reducing latency, offers faster access to cloud files, high speed symmetric connectivity and unparalleled scalability.

Here are some ways fiber internet can increase productivity at your health care facilities.

Connectivity Across Devices

Fast internet is widely promoted as a productivity-enhancing factor across industries, and for good reason. 

In health care settings, fiber internet can deliver enough bandwidth to connect hundreds of devices to the internet at once without disruption.

For your organization, that means seamless connectivity for desktops, laptops and VoIP systems as well as mobile phones and tablets. Fiber internet gives employees near-instant connectivity to the files, apps, data and other information they need to work effectively and efficiently.

Faster is Better

A slow internet connection makes each task take longer causing employee and patients frustration. The slowdown adds up over time to translate into decreased employee productivity and patient satisfaction.

Healthcare facilities require dynamic information movement. The shift to electronic medical records and large MRI or X-ray file transfers call for enormous bandwidth, as does the need for real-time access to support remote diagnosis. Research varies on how much time is lost but studies indicate slow internet connections can decrease employee productivity by a week a year. 

Fiber internet provides the bandwidth needed at health care facilities and has the symmetrical advantage -- equally fast upload and download speeds.This means employees can access and transfer data more quickly. Multiply the savings you get with download and upload times -- minutes compared to seconds - across hundreds of people a day and you’ve got numbers that show increased operational efficiency and improved productivity. 

Remote Collaboration

Fiber internet also allows employees to effectively collaborate with each other, including off-site locations. 

Doctors working remotely have high-speed access to collaborate through sharing platforms, and generally perform tasks as if they were physically present in the office. 

Fiber internet offers less delays in transmission time between two points. In a fiber optic network, the internet signal is transmitted by light, so signals literally travel at the speed of light, which means less latency than with other internet signals. Allowing your organization to collaborate, and process and transfer data faster than ever before.


Another advantage of fiber internet is its reliability. Downtime and outages can cause major disruptions to productivity, but with dedicated fiber internet your service is backed by solid SLA’s and promises 99.99% uptime. 

Because fiber optic networks are resistant to electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference, crosstalk, impedance and other problems such as temperature change and water damage, there are less risks for interrupted service, which impedes employee productivity. A fiber connection allows for greater data capacity while limiting loss and interference.