Getting broadband right for your business

In a globalised marketplace, good communication technology is essential. A bad connection can lead to loss of income and productivity, not to mention leaving you open to hackers. Here's how you can pick the right broadband connection for your business.

Whether you are a sole trader or larger business, you need a reliable internet connection. In a globalised marketplace, good communication technology is essential; a bad connection can lead to loss of income and productivity, not to mention leaving you open to hackers. There are a wealth of different types of broadband connections available for your business.

However, choosing the right one for you can be tricky with the wide range of different connections that are available and there being so much technical terminology banded around.

Making the right choice

Picking a broadband package that offers you, dedicated lines and guaranteed speeds is essential for a company that needs a reliable and fast Internet connection. Having your broadband delivered through dedicated lines means that you won’t be sharing your internet connection with anyone else. This is ideal for large and smaller businesses who want exclusive access to the internet to guarantee broadband speeds and quick connection.

Superfast and fibre optic

No matter what size your business is, you will need a fast Internet connection that you will be able to rely on. Superfast broadband and fibre optic broadband packages offer businesses unrivalled levels of security and optimal efficiency and fibre optic broadband travels down cable made from a mixture of copper and fibre that allow for the superfast speed. Choose a fibre optic broadband package you can tailor to your business needs to guarantee the best value for money.


Larger businesses may want to consider an Ethernet connection, which is ideal for large premises and multiple offices. If data is crucial to your business and you rack up large amounts of data usage then an Ethernet connection may suit your company best. This type of internet connection allows you to share large data files, use conferencing solutions and experience high-quality voice and video services. Ethernet also offers increased reliability and increased security levels, which is vital when sharing any kind of company data.


MPLS networks are the perfect solution for large companies with multiple office sites. MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) allow businesses to connect all sites efficiently and effectively which will reduce costs. Large businesses can also benefit from large bandwidths and a private network to ensure the highest level of security.

Bespoke packages designed to grow as you do

With all the choices available to companies, it can be tricky to know what business broadband to go for when picking your package.

It is important to try and choose a broadband provider who will offer you the right package in order for you to receive the best value for money. You don’t want a provider who will try and sell you a huge broadband package with Ethernet networks in your only have a small office and 5 employees.

Similarly, large businesses may need help in understanding just how much broadband width and speed they will need in order to achieve optimum efficiency and productivity.

Look for a business broadband package which allows room for growth and updates should your business need it. Your end goal will be to create a large and successful company, and you will need your business broadband to be able to grow alongside your business.

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda was Editor for from 2016 to 2018.

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