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ROI Calculator

Affordable alternative to more bandwidth

Bandwidth_Optimization_For_Return_on_InvestmentFaster Internet is great for productivity. A fast return on investment (ROI) is good for the bottom line.

Let’s look at several examples to illustrate ROI. We’ll only consider hard costs since the value of the increased productivity varies based upon the nature of the activity at the site. Productivity boosts mean the actual ROI is shorter than the figures presented below.

Burton Lumber

The fastest connection Burton can get at their mill is an expensive T1. That’s 1.5 megabits up and down. Not very fast by today’s standards. And rather pricey at $320/month. To get faster service, Burton considered adding a second T1 and a load balancer. This would give them 3 MB in each direction.

With Acceleration Systems’ cloud-based service, Burton Lumber gets 8 times faster speeds (see our speed test page) for less than the cost of the second T1. Here are Burton’s ROI numbers:

1

Phone Company

T1 $320/month

Load Balancer $1,500

2

AS Bandwidth Acceleration

$300/month for 10 users

Remote Business Accelerator $800

ROI: Immediate. Burton saves $700 on the set up cost and $20/mo on service. With Acceleration Systems, Burton gets much faster service for less than the cost of the second T1.

Oil Driller Services

ODS drills oil wells. They typically are beyond the range of conventional Internet. As a result, ODS if forced to rely on a satellite service for Internet. They pay $275/month for a service that runs 768 Kbps down and 384 Kbps up. It is too slow. To double their speed, their cost would double to $550/mo. ODS came to Acceleration Systems to speed up their link. ODS’ ROI calculation:

1

Satellite Internet Service

Monthly increase $275

($550 – $275)

2

AS Bandwidth Acceleration

$200/month for 5 users

Remote Business Accelerator $800

ROI: 10.7 months. Monthly savings: $275 – $200 = $75. $800/$75 = 10.7 months. Oil Driller Services got a faster, more responsive Internet running across their original satellite service. In less than 11 months they were saving $75 monthly compared to the option given them by their satellite service provider.

Bridge Builders Construction

Bridge Builders Construction (BBC) specializes in large projects. Much of their work relates to bridges, as their name implies. Given the location of their jobs and the fact that modern construction relies upon the ability to move large data files, BBC typically brings in a high speed satellite service.

They get a very fast link: 6 MB down by 1.5 MB up. But the service is metered – the same as many cellular plans. After a pre-set amount of data, BBC pays by the megabyte. When you move gigabytes a day, metered service gets expensive. BBC turned to Acceleration Systems to contain costs. This is how their ROI worked out:

1

Satellite Internet Service

Base price $1,000/month
Average overage $600/month

2

AS Bandwidth Acceleration

$200/month for 5 users

Remote Business Accelerator $800

ROI: 2 months. Monthly savings: $600 – $200 = $400. $800/$400 = 2 months. Bridge Builders got their investment back in two months. After that, they continued to save $400 each month.

Acceleration Systems’ bandwidth optimization can save money while it makes any connection more efficient. If you’d like a custom ROI calculation based upon specifics of your business case, call an acceleration specialist at 216.468.5200 for a free consultation.