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These days, fast and reliable business broadband is vital to the success of many businesses, especially given the changes to our work lives during lockdown. Business broadband is essential for companies of all shapes and sizes to operate efficiently and profitably. Whether you're a sole trader or a company of hundreds, a fast and reliable business broadband connection will be one of your most valuable assets.
If you’re thinking of setting up a business, or already run one, this guide will explore a few of the issues worth considering when choosing a business broadband package.
|Package||Broadband speed||Contract length|
|XLN Unlimited Business Broadband||17Mb average*||12 months|
|TalkTalk Business Complete Broadband & Unlimited UK Calls||17Mb average*||12 months|
|TalkTalk Business Superfast Simply Fibre Broadband||76Mb average*||24 months|
|Plusnet Business Unlimited Broadband and Pay As You Go Calls||18Mb average*||24 months|
|Woav Business Broadband + Phone Line - 1 month contract||17Mb average*||1 month|
|Vodafone Business: Essentials Superfast 1||38Mb average*||24 months|
|Vodafone Business: Essentials Superfast 1 (Existing Mobile Customers only)||38Mb average*||24 months|
|BT Business Ultrafast 1 Enhanced & Digital Line||152Mb average*||24 months|
|TalkTalk Business Simply Broadband and Pay As You Go Calls||17Mb average*||12 months|
|Plusnet Business Unlimited Fibre Broadband & Pay As You Go Calls||76Mb average*||24 months|
A static IP address is a critical part of a business broadband connection. In a nutshell, an IP address is a numerical identifier for your computer and is what enables computers to exchange information with one another over the internet.
With most home broadband connections, you are granted a dynamic IP address. This means it changes every time you connect. However, with premium business broadband connections you are usually provided with a static IP address, which means that the identifying number always stays the same.
Static IPs enable you to access more advanced internet features that are helpful to a business.
With a static IP address and you can:
A host of UK providers now offer reasonably-priced, super-fast business broadband packages tailored to the needs of companies. BT's Superfast Fibre business deal, for instance, features a headline connection speed of up to 76Mbps as does TalkTalk's top-end business broadband package, with the option to upgrade all the way to 1Gbps.
Other players in the business broadband sector include Plusnet Business, which is renowned for its superlative customer support, XLN Telecom, bOnline, Vodafone Business, and Virgin Media Business, whose top business broadband product offers a speeds of up to 500Mbps.
BT Business standard business broadband packages offer superfast connections and a reliable service that won’t let you down. Broadband products range from those suitable for small to medium enterprises with light usage needs to larger firms who may want to opt for those that feature unlimited downloads.
Customers can also choose to add mobile broadband, with free Wi-Fi minutes available on selected deals. In addition to minimum 10GB of usage allowance, BT also provides 10 e-mail addresses with spam protection with Outlook Web Access.
Thanks to its highly advanced cable broadband network, Virgin Media Business is able to offer fast and reliable broadband speeds that are not affected by the distance your business is located from the telephone exchange and a super fast cable service of up to 500Mbps.
Customer support is another strong selling point, with help on hand from a dedicated, UK-based team 24/7 via a freephone number. Other key features of Virgin Media Business Broadband include Unlimited downloads and calls on their Vroom Fibre product, as well as business-grade SLAs and wireless routers as standard on all packages.
Plusnet has long been renowned for its excellent customer service. The provider takes this same customer-focussed approach for its Plusnet Business broadband services, with clients benefiting from a well informed UK-based support team that is on call 24/7 every day of the year.
Plusnet Business broadband customers can expect a connection speed of up to 76Mbps on their fibre broadband packages, which are available with 12 or 24 month contracts.
TalkTalk Business broadband packages offer speeds of up to 76Mbps and prioritised business traffic, making it one of the fastest available to UK firms. Companies also benefit from years of industry experience, keen prices and the flexibility to tailor a phone line and broadband deal to meet their needs and add extra services for a small additional charge.
Customer support is excellent, with dedicated, UK-based specialists on call from 9am to 5pm. TalkTalk's superlative aftercare record was highlighted when it scooped a Cisco Customer Service Award for its standards of customer support.
bOnline's main focus is to accelerate businesses with fast and reliable internet access. They are small business specialists and they provide three powerful and affordable connectivity solutions to help equip small businesses in the digital age. Specifically, bOnline offer broadband on a 12-month contract with speeds ranging from 18Mb to 80Mb.
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