What is Business Broadband?
Broadband means a broad band of frequencies has been used, similar to radio. Broadband is the way to describe how ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) works and has been adopted as the way to describe a fast internet connection. Broadband replaced dial-up because of its ease of use and far better speed.
Business Broadband is a higher grade of broadband in terms of support, speed and security.
Essentially, standard home broadband is like a motorway. There are multiple lanes for cars to travel but can easily become congested which means you slow down, get frustrated and it takes longer to get where you need to be. Business Broadband is like a toll road. You pay a little more but you are travelling along an uncongested route, getting to where you need to be, quicker and without interruption.
What are the Key Benefits of Business Broadband?
- Static IP addresses – You will have your own static IP address, assigned to a fixed, permanent address that is unique to you and will never change. This means you will be able to access your computer from anywhere in the world via remote access.
- Support – Business Broadband offers you extra levels of technical support. Should something go wrong, you can get back up and running quickly. With an enhanced care level, you will be ahead of anyone else when it comes to getting a problem fixed.
- Speed – A lower contention ratio means a faster connection. A higher connection speed means pages load faster; emails send quicker and VoIP systems run smoothly. Although, something to keep in mind is that some providers (not us!) enforce traffic management and artificially slow down your connection.
- Security – Your business broadband package will provide enhanced security features, features that the standard broadband will not offer.
What are the most Popular Types of Business Broadband Connections?
Below are some of the popular types of business broadband systems which can be provided with static IP addressing.
ADSL connections were traditionally one of the most common types of broadband connectivity businesses used to connect to the internet however this is starting to be outstripped by Fibre broadband (FTTC/FTTP).
These shared broadband connections offer you a choice of speeds and features to suit the size and requirements of your business. We provide both ADSL Max – which offers download speeds of up to 7 Mbps with upload speeds of up to 800K – and ADSL2+, which boasts download speeds of as high as 16 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 1.5MB.
Fibre Broadband (FTTC / FTTP)
One of the main benefits of fibre broadband is that it provides faster download and upload speeds – which could make it ideal for all companies that require a fast and stable connection.
Speeds of up to 76Mbps for downloads and 19Mbps for uploads are provided by an FTTC Fibre Broadband connection and FTTP Fibre Broadband provides bandwidths of up to 330Mbps for downloads and 30Mbps for uploads.
Both options make sharing files easier and allow users to connect with remote workers and regional offices via video conferencing.
Fibre Ethernet offers national connectivity and high bandwidth which is up to 10GB delivered over Fibre. These internet connections provide high speed, also guaranteed bandwidth, uptime, are uncontended which means they are not shared with any other businesses and have a guaranteed SLA making them a solid selection for firms that need a reliable and quick broadband link.
FTTC Ethernet is like FTTC Fibre except that FTTC Ethernet is uncontested meaning that we can guarantee the speeds and bandwidth you receive. FTTC Ethernet can provide speeds of up to 80Mbps, making it ideal for companies requiring a high-speed connection. This is a particularly popular choice for businesses who need the reassurance and reliability of a guaranteed broadband connection.
IP VPN / MPLS / Private WAN
Private WAN (also known as IP VPN / MPLS) is ideal for businesses with multiple office locations or employees working from home that require all sites to be connected together in private secure cloud as if they are all sitting in one office. Private WAN allows users to connect seamlessly and it is also highly scalable, which is perfect for those businesses that are growing rapidly.
Ethernet in the First Mile Copper Ethernet
Ethernet in the First Mile Copper Ethernet is highly resilient and can carry speeds of up to 35Mbps using the existing copper line plant into your building.
EFM circuits are uncontested, are synchronous so you get the same upload and download bandwidth, bandwidth is guaranteed and the service comes with a guaranteed SLA. This is ideal for businesses that need a connection that is low cost but provides dedicated connectivity and resilient service.
Converged FTTC / Ethernet
Ethernet services are dedicated, uncontested broadband services with guaranteed bandwidth, speeds and SLA’s. You can choose to have Ethernet Data only, Ethernet Voice Only (used in conjunction with SIP Trunks and Hosted Phone Systems) or Converged Ethernet (Voice, Data and utilising SIP and a Hosted Phone System.)