Putting local first

With an unmatched commitment to area business, Start.ca internet and hosting services connect your business to a world of possibility

WHEN YOU HEAR the expression “go local”, internet service may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Perhaps it should be though… and not just for the reasons you might think.

Internet services provider Start.ca has been based in London for 25 years, and as such, their commitment to the Forest City is unmatched by any of the big networks or other providers outside the region.

Even as demand for high-speed internet services across Ontario continues to grow, the company has remained dedicated to putting the needs of London businesses and residents first. In 2015, they started building a fibre network as a way to bring high-speed internet access to underserved business regions like Wilton Grove and out towards the airport. Due to high demand, what started as a pilot project become something much bigger.

Putting local first Content StudioToday, Start.ca serves more than 1,500 businesses in the community

Start.ca understands that on top of great customer service, businesses need fast speeds, reliable connectivity, scalable options, and additional advanced services available. That’s why they’ve continued investing heavily in building enterprise-level solutions right here in London.

Start.ca’s suite of business services include:

  • Business fibre internet
  • Enterprise fibre internet
  • Co-location services
  • Web hosting

Why Start.ca fibre?

  • Fibre is the fastest and most reliable internet technology in the world.
  • It’s a private network built and serviced exclusively by London technicians.
  • There are affordable fibre solutions for businesses of any size, ranging from shared GPON gigabit plans suitable for smaller companies, to fully scalable dedicated enterprise fibre solutions for larger organizations.

If you are unsure about what fibre solution is best for your business, Start.ca’s Corporate Solutions Team offers free consultations and will provide custom recommendations based on your current and future needs.

Co-location with Start.ca

Outgrowing your server closet? Start.ca recently opened a state-of-the-art data centre with co-location server hosting options available. Features include:

  • 3-step biometric security process
  • Carrier neutral with multiple Tier I carriers available
  • 100% uptime commitment and local 24/7 support
  • Environmentally safe 3M fire protection

The centre is an excellent choice for London-area businesses as well those in the GTA looking for a geographically diverse backup server option.

Putting local first Content StudioDifferent sizes of server rack cabinets are available within Start.ca’s secure, climate-controlled data centre

Business support you can count on

While it may not make sense for your business to go local simply for the sake of supporting a company that operates nearby, it probably does make sense to go with Start.ca. Not only do they offer some of the most advanced internet technology available in London, they also offer the support of a team that views your business as a partner, not as a number. With them, you get a dedicated rep who works and lives in London and wants to see your business flourish. By going local, you might just discover just how far your business is capable of going.

To learn more about Start.ca’s services or find out if fibre is available in your area, call Start.ca’s Corporate Solutions Team at 519-488-7020 or visit www.start.ca/business.

This story was created by Content Studio, TreeTown Media’s commercial content division, on behalf of Start.ca.

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