Cheap business broadband
Whether you’re serving up flat whites or selling flat-pack furniture, work on buildings site or building websites, we’ve got a cheap business broadband package that’s perfect for you. Say goodbye to unnecessary extras and say hello to prices you can rely on – with us, your tariff is fixed for the duration of the contract for up to six years. In these uncertain times, that’s one thing you can be sure of.
It’s not just the prices you can count on. All our packages come with guaranteed minimum and maximum speeds, to make certain that your business isn’t held up by sluggish performance when you need it most.
Is business broadband more expensive than home broadband?
In most cases, yes. But with increased prices come extra features and performance that your business might not be able to function properly without. Trying to get by using a standard home connection might cost you dearly in the long run as it could leave you in the lurch when you need it most.
What types of business broadband are available?
There’s two sorts of business broadband available to most firms.
ASDL, or ‘Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line’
It uses the same connection which your landline phone uses to deliver bandwidth to your premises. This is usually the cheapest business broadband internet option and will typically deliver speeds of between 10-11Mbps.
Depending on your usage requirements, this might be enough for you, and the good news is that it’s available to 99% of the population. If your business requires fairly light internet usage – sending emails and small files and general web work – it could prove to be a cost-effective option.
Fibre broadband is much faster than ASDL, and uses underground cables made from plastic or glass to connect to your home. It’s ideal if you’re sending around big files or rely on video conferencing regularly, for instance. However, it’s not available everywhere and some rural locations aren’t well served for cheap business fibre broadband.
Most of the country has access to Fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) broadband, in which fibre cables go as far as your nearest telephone exchange and the final leg of the information’s journey is taken via copper wire. It’s no slouch and can offer speeds of between 35 and 66 Mbps. Full fibre broadband which goes directly to your premises isn’t available to the vast majority of the country, but if you’re able to access it you can take advantage of speeds up to 1Gbps.
Of course, as well as cheap business broadband-only packages, bundled options which can serve your business phone requirements are available too and could help you save some serious money on what’s an essential business requirement.
What broadband does my business need?
To get a good idea of what broadband your business needs, you need to look at a variety of factors. For instance, if you’re a sole trader sending a few small files around, an ASDL connection might serve you quite adequately.
However, if there are multiple users on your network, or if you’re sending large files lie videos over internet frequently or making use of features like Skype or Google Hangouts then a fibre connection might better serve your needs. It’s worth considering how ‘online’ your business is too – how many business enquiries come via email, or how much purchasing do you do over the internet?
Shops, salons and other high street businesses where calls are regular might find a package with a landline bundled in useful. Meanwhile, cafes and restaurants which offer customers free wi-fi should consider getting a package with unlimited usage. With multiple users logged on throughout you’re sure to burn through your allowance quickly.
For small and large offices where your staff need to be online it might be worth shelling out for a connection which won’t slow your employees down. If you run a website, ethernet or a leased line is a great option as it will give guaranteed fixed bandwidth as well as other very useful extras, like tech support and symmetrical download and upload speeds.
Some packages also offer improved security, static IP addresses and the capacity for multiple phonelines – all things which should be taken into consideration when looking for the right deal for your business.
How to switch to cheaper business broadband package
Start your search for cheap business broadband deals by giving us a call today. Our team of business savings experts have the knowledge and experience to help you build a broadband package suited to the needs of your business.
We’ve got access to a huge amount of cheap business broadband packages, which means that you might be able to save money by bundling your phone services with it. Give our team a call today on 0800 188 4975 and see what you could save.