The Importance of Business Broadband
With more and more services moving online your businesses internet connection needs to be up to the job of handling lots of usage. Having a good internet connection can have a massive impact on productivity and the image you portray to customers. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) advised that a 10% increase in fast broadband penetration could result in a 0.25% increase of GDP for countries like the UK so it is well worth the investment to get the best broadband available to you. These are the five reasons why business broadband is important for your business.
Business broadband packages are more reliable and faster because these customers are prioritised by the provider. Unlike a domestic line which allows many users, a business line has only a few users per line meaning your connection will not be affected in peak times slowing your capabilities. You can often notice a slower connection during lunch and dinner time as more and more people use high amounts of data but with business broadband you can bypass this traffic so you always have a strong connection.
If you are part of a business package you will most likely get extra support 24 hours a day. Domestic users normally can only call help lines between certain hours but as a priority customer, business users can call whenever they need so their internet needs are always met. You are also likely to receive a service guarantee which prioritises your business if something goes wrong. Most good business broadband providers will promise to have your service up and running within the day so that there is the least amount of disruption to your business and inconvenience to your customers.
Your business network can offer better security because of priority status again. Security of data and connection is incredibly important in the world today and more and more so as further services and information becomes available online. With a business support team they will be able to monitor and check for any security issues and potential hacks. Many businesses, especially SMEs are becoming lax in the worries about security in the new social world of the Twenty-First Century, but it’s more important than ever. Speak to your provider about what they can offer in terms of security because the effects of data loss can be devastating to a business.
A unique feature of business broadband is a static IP. A domestic line normally uses a dynamic I.P. which can change whereas a static one stays the same. A static I.P. allows you to host your own server, which can be good for big uploads and if clients need to connect to your server, host your own website or domain name server and you can remotely connect to other computers so colleagues and clients can connect to documents and applications no matter where they are. You can also use your static I.P. to create a more analytics page for your website as you can block the static I.P. so you don’t see any internal traffic on your website.
Being a VoIP provider we have lots of customers call to discuss issues with their telephone connection. As VoIP uses the internet to make and receive calls, as well as share files and visuals, it needs to have a strong connection and the available data to make those calls. Most of our customers problems have come from using a poor internet provider which cannot handle the appropriate data. Our VoIP systems are very robust and do not normally have issues but if you don’t have a good broadband provider the benefits and features of VoIP will not be used to their full potential. Here a VIP VoIP we always recommend you get the best business broadband package you can so all of your services remain up and running and that if faults do occur they can be quickly remedied by your provider.