240 years ago, our founding fathers declared the 13 American colonies a united, sovereign nation free from the rule of the British Empire. On the grounds that they were being unduly taxed and controlled without proper representation, these revolutionary thinkers changed the world forever.

This Independence Day, commemorate the spirit of liberty and declare your independence from the big Internet Service providers.

The big ISPs are a lot like the British Empire of the 18th century: they’re massive, imposing corporations. Due to the sheer size of their organizations, it can feel like you’d have to travel across an ocean to develop a meaningful relationship and demonstrate the unique needs of your business.

Furthermore, larger ISPs must create services that will have a broad appeal. Their business model does not leave room for customizable solutions.

What does that mean for your organization?

Working with a larger service provider, you may end up having to settle for solutions that won’t suit your business needs. For instance, you may need to procure more bandwidth than you need just to play it safe. But if you don’t end up using it all, you still end up paying for it.

Don’t settle for bandwidth taxation without representation. Don’t put yourself in the position of having to cross an ocean to get personalized customer service.

Instead, partner with a service provider that understands your need for independence.

When it comes to bandwidth, you should have the right to conveniently scale up so that you pay only for what you need—whether you require 10 Mbps or 100 Gbps. When it comes to customer support, you should have a service provider that can see firsthand exactly the challenges your business faces, rather than settle for being just another colony in a global corporate conquest.

You should also have the right to build and operate your own network from the ground up. If you want to take advantage of dark fiber to maintain propriety over your connectivity, you should have that right. If you want to protect against service provider outages to keep your operations up and running, you have the right to disaster recovery and failover solutions.

In the words of founding father Benjamin Franklin, “Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.”

Don’t allow yourself to be beholden to the big ISPs. Celebrate this July 4th by declaring your Independence from the big Internet service providers. Find a new ally that is dedicated to solving the unique needs of your organization with a dedication to customer support and custom-designed solutions, all while helping you to cut costs—rather than levy unwarranted fees.


To learn more about how a smaller service provider can help your organization flourish, check out Wolfe by clicking here to schedule a consultation today.