Originally Posted by bratas
Based on the fact that you are talking business class of service, that would lead me to think that you are just one of many hosts/servers/and other networking devices on your network. Unless you are running the speedtest from your router or a laptop next in line from that device your speed will be shared with all other nodes on your network.
Switching from Comcast may not be the best solution to what your needs are. No one on OCN will be able to tell you what is going to be best for your needs without knowing the Business System and Functional Requirements. An example would be if your hosting a critical web server for your business. DSL and Cable would not be the best solution. A bonded T1 may be the best solution for that as one the SLA's that are associated with them as well as the dedicated upload speed.
I have 2 servers, 3 laptops, and a desktop on my network. I'll draw something really quick to show you how its structured, if that would be of any help.
And yes, it is critical that it stays online 24/7. However there are no web applications hosted on our servers, or things of that nature that would need a ton of RAM, etc. Just a simple Web/FTP server for a small business.
Heres the picture: