Broadband is undoubtedly the most valuable tool a business can employ these days – where would we be without email, research capabilities and advertising space on the internet? It allows us to reach a global market and audience without ever leaving the office, and we need to ensure that it’s of the highest quality possible at all times.
Plus.net: This company is the leader in managing broadband networks. It is well placed to offer well priced broadband internet.
BT: This company offers the opportunity to get a leased line, as well as offering paper free billing and easy sign up.
Virgin Media: Virgin offers good coverage and the opportunity to get ADSL/ADSL+2 if required. They also have a fibre optic network across the UK.
TalkTalk: They provide the fastest broadband service your existing line can cope with. You’ll also get a number of freebies when you sign up for the low cost monthly service.
Orange: 99.8% of the population is covered by Orange, and the company is constantly investing more money in its service. They also cater for everyone from a sole trader right up to the public sector.
Eclipse: Eclipse has been noted as a recommended supplier by Which? They’re reliable, consistent and have won awards for their service. They also offer clear packages that are easy to understand.
XLN Telecom: Free installation is one of the perks offered by XLN Telecom. With exclusive online offers and a free router too, business broadband is cost effective with this company.
Zen: This company offers a business broadband solution for everyone. There are leased lines and IP VPN solutions as well, all including high speed business broadband.
O2: O2 offers two pricing structures, so you’ll save money if you’re already with them. They also offer generous usage each month and services suitable for all sizes of business.
Primus Saver: Primus Saver gives you the opportunity to enjoy an unlimited data allowance. They also keep their monthly fee down as low as possible for business customers.
Although all businesses are different in terms of their size, what they do and what they’re looking to achieve from their online activity, and this naturally affects the kind of broadband deal they’re going to be looking for, a lot of the things they need to look out for when choosing broadband are the same as when people choose a home broadband deal.
For a start, it’s worth checking which providers offer the best level of service to customers in your area because you want to be able to access the internet at all times and at speeds that aren’t going to make you want to throw your computer against the wall – tools that can help you determine this include post code checkers which gauge service in your post code area and speed checkers on the individual provider websites.