Business broadband (ADSL) is the most popular data connectivity for business in the UK. Running over traditional copper telephone lines, broadband offers download speeds of up to 24Mb and upload speed of up to 3Mb, dependent on the service chosen.
As broadband runs over a single copper line, factors such as line length quality and interference can affect the speed you actually achieve, but we will always provide your business with the best speed available.
Our business broadband packages are designed specifically to offer the best performance and value for money.
With data access becoming increasingly critical to business for services including email, Internet, voice and more, is your broadband provider up to the challenge?
Business fibre broadband (also known as Fibre to the Cabinet, FTTC) offers unrivalled broadband speeds of up to 80Mb download and 20Mb upload. This is ideal for companies requiring video conferencing, IP Voice, Cloud services and larger offices.
Fibre is often deemed to be ‘future proof’. The data rate of the connection is usually limited by the terminal equipment rather than the fibre, which means improvements by equipment upgrades are usually needed before the fibre itself must be upgraded.
We use next generation networks and fibre optic cables so you can be sure of getting the best speed available.
Ethernet First Mile (EFM) delivers un-contended, guaranteed, symmetrical, dedicated bandwidth up to 20 times faster than Broadband. More than just Internet access, EFM is ideal for Voice over IP, Cloud Services, Virtual Private Networks and much more.
EFM is the new affordable connectivity solution offering increased reliability and much greater speed than Broadband. Offering up to 16Mb symmetrical dedicated bandwidth, coupled with 24/7 support and guaranteed service level agreements, it brings leased line benefits to the small and medium business market.
While EFM is Next Generation technology, it is delivered over the traditional copper telephone infrastructure, meaning it avoids costly fibre installation and running costs and results in leased line performance for a fraction of the cost. The multiple copper lines give EFM greater resilience – if one line fails the remaining lines keep the service up and running.
With Ethernet as your connectivity method, you can save money by running additional services over it. For example, using Ethernet for telephone calls replaces line rental costs and offers reduced call charges. Alternatively, you may want to replace the telephone system altogether by using a hosted business phone system like iPECS Cloud or email services such as Hosted Exchange, helping your company to grow.
If your business is growing and Internet access is critical, Fibre Ethernet offers the ultimate in performance and reliability. Like any leased line service, Fibre Ethernet is a larger investment for your business, but the benefits can easily outweigh the costs.
With speeds ranging from 10Mb to 1Gb, Fibre Ethernet offers scalable connectivity that grows with your business. Once installed, if you need to increase your bandwidth, it is a simple process that requires no further engineering works or installation at your site.
Utilisation of new technologies such as IP Voice, Cloud services and homeworking makes Fibre Ethernet a great investment for any business.
- Offers a one-to-one connection which means it is uncontended
- It is a very versatile network that allows other services to be connected, for example: voice or disaster recovery
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- Provides symmetrical band widths up to 1GB (equal up and down)
- Offers a faster service compared to Ethernet over copper
- Fully managed service including router and 24/7 monitoring
- Unlimited data usage, which is ideal for intensive applications such as streaming and web hosting.