06/03/2019

Fast, reliable internet connectivity is essential when it comes to running a successful business. Many organisations assume they can rely on residential broadband and whilst it may be adequate for some sole traders or business with low usage, most companies should be investing in a dedicated business package.

Business broadband packages are specifically designed to meet business requirements, whatever your size or industry. This means that speeds are quicker, security is enhanced, and dedicated support is available as and when you need it with faster SLA’s in the event of an issue.

However, with so many packages and providers to choose from, it can be tricky to understand what will best suit your business’ requirements. Here’s a few factors that you should be considering before choosing your business broadband provider:

Support

Internet failure can be catastrophic for business; therefore, support is vital. A good provider will offer professional and proactive support for their business broadband customers, ensuring that if you encounter any problems or your connectivity fails, you’re back up and running in no time. for peace of mind, service level agreements should also be in place to guarantee a timeframe in which repairs will take place in the event of a fault.

Fast Connectivity

It’s important to consider how speedy you need your connections to be. If your business requires fast internet speeds that support multiple users, it’s essential that this is reflected in your package. Additionally, if you host video calls, send large files or process customer orders online, then sufficient upload speeds are also necessary. 

Security

Although your security needs will depend on the nature of your business, protection from the threat of hackers and viruses is vital. Ask your provider whether they offer security features, such as enhanced firewall protection, as part of the package or as an add-on feature.

Scalability

For complete flexibility, look for a package that can scale as your company grows and accommodate new users with ease.

If you’d like to find out more about business broadband, why not book a consultation with one of our experts? We make it our priority to understand your business requirements and will talk you through our variety of business connectivity options to determine what’s right for you.