Choosing the right broadband package for your business can be daunting and there are certainly several factors worth considering before you make your final decision. If the thought of working out which is the right one for you, look no further. These handy pointers will guide you through, simply and jargon free.
How much broadband will you need?
First of all, you need to think about what type of web user your business will be. Providers now realise that one size doesn’t fit all, so you’ll have a variety of packages that will suit your individual needs. Are you starting up on your own? If you are, then you’ll probably just need an entry-level broadband service. If all you’ll be using the internet for is pretty much just emails and limited downloads, there’s not much point in paying for whistles and bells when they’re not needed. Well not quite yet anyway.
Is it worth upgrading?
However, if your business is larger or needs more in the way of download capacity, it’s well worth looking at a package that offers super-fast speeds and larger download allowance. It may be that you choose to upgrade during your contract as your needs grow. You’ll find that your provider will be happy to assist. If on the other hand you find that you don’t need such a high level allowance, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to reduce your package so you’ll need to choose wisely.
Consider how often you’ll use broadband
Another factor that’ll be important to consider, will be how often you’ll be using the business broadband. For example, if you’re out on the road a lot, or have colleagues that use their laptops or mobiles when out and about to access the internet, you won’t need such a high allowance in the office.
Make sure you’re covered if you’re a high end user
Equally though, if your business involves selling products online, or if your business requires your bandwidth to be shared between your employees and customers, it’ll definitely be worth considering fibre. There are some great deals out there with internet providers that are affordable.
You may be able to change your contract
Don’t think that just because you’ve signed a 3-year contract that you’re bound to it. If you’ve been receiving poor service or your provider has upped their prices, you may still be entitled to leave without paying a penalty fee. Check the small print to be sure.
What extras do you need?
Most importantly, you need to find a broadband package that’ll meet the individual needs of your business. You’ll find that providers offer different benefits for businesses to those of regular customer allowances. These can include email addresses that feature the name of your business, static or fixed IPs and web space too.
Choose a broadband provider that ensures security is foremost
No doubt you’ll also appreciate that business broadband is supplied with higher level security in order to protect data and your business. It’s vital that you choose a supplier that offers good tech support too. So that if there’s a problem, you can get on the phone and sort it – fast.
Liberty-i offer fast, cost effective and scalable Business Broadband solutions, for small, medium and enterprise organisations. Feel free to contact our team if you have any questions +44 (0)808 2819 500