A leased line is a fast, reliable private internet connection. They used to be something only large corporates could afford. But like all technology, as more and more people use them, prices are tumbling really fast.
A 10Mb connection provides enough bandwidth for up to a couple of hundred employees. Two years ago it would have cost £2,000 per month. We’re currently offering the same connection at around £500 to £600 per month and I suspect prices will continue to fall. This makes Bonded ADSL solutions, – where you join together more than one broadband line, look expensive for what you get in comparison.
This price drop makes leased lines affordable for companies with 20 to 50 employees and makes putting your servers in a data centre a more viable solution.