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Businesses need to ensure they sign up for a broadband deal with a suitable usage allowance, it has been claimed.

O2 has warned that many companies are exceeding their monthly data cap, and as a result incurring additional charges.

The firm said that a company of 50 employees uses an average of 61GB per month, but many are paying for broadband deals with much smaller allowances.

As such they risk incurring financial penalties for using too much data.

Dan Cunliffe, Head of Partners and Strategy at O2 Wholesale, told Comms Dealer that businesses in such a position would be better off signing up for an unlimited broadband deal.

"With wholesale industry fixed usage packages offering between 21 and 32GB of data at an equivalent price to our fixed rate unlimited usage offerings, we believe the case for what once might have been perceived as a premium product is now compelling," he stated.

"Offering business customers an unlimited usage service avoids the nasty surprises of throttling or hiked costs when they exceed imposed usage limits."

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