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5 top tips when buying business broadband

Posted by Suzannah Hale on Sep 18, 2017 3:56:09 PM


To ensure your business chooses the right broadband service, we’ve created a simple checklist to help you outline and prioritise your specific needs. Find the best broadband supplier for you. 

Outline where you use data

The first thing to do is look at how your business uses the data it is creating, storing and analysing. This will give you a benchmark to use when choosing the business broadband and will ensure the service has the capacity to handle these data loads. Is your area capable of fast speeds, or will you benefit from fibre broadband?

Better bandwidth

The speed and efficiency of your productivity in the office and on your website depends on how much data your server can send and receive. This is the bandwidth. You should look for a broadband service that has a bandwidth utilisation of below 50%, to guarantee speed, and use on multiple devices. 

Check the small print

Thoroughly read through the service level agreements (SLAs). All hosting services should offer you one of these. Go through each clause and ask all questions at the beginning to avoid unexpected surprises later on.

Cloud-based service optimisation

The use of cloud-based services in small businesses is increasing, so it is becoming more important to look for a broadband supplier that is set up to manage a cloud storage approach to data management. This will permit your business to choose between using on-site servers and cloud services.

Enjoy the flexibility

With more businesses using the cloud and enjoying the flexibility that this offers for e.g. teleconferencing, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system and support. Choosing the right broadband service is more important than ever to encompass all this and ensure everything works to high standards.

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