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It’s important to pick the right connectivity for your business

How to pick from the different types of internet connection available to your business

When deciding between the different types of internet connection, you’ll need to consider your business size, the sector you operate in and the functions you will need to perform. Whether you’re emailing suppliers, using cloud applications all day or conducting meetings via video link up, you’ll want to know that your connectivity is up to the job.

The table below should help you decide on the type of internet connection that’s right for your business.

ADSL Broadband

FTTC Broadband

FTTP Broadband

Fibre Optic Leased Line

Best for
  • Home office
  • Micro business
  • Back up connection
  • Home office
  • Micro business
  • Small business
  • Small business
  • Medium to large businesses
  • Heavy users
  • Multiple occupancy buildings
  • Site to site connectivity
  • Growing businesses
  • Adopters of latest technology
Type of line Copper Copper Fibre optic Fibre optic
Uncontended (your own dedicated line) No No No Yes
Installation lead time
  • New: Average 4 working days. Can be expedited to 48hrs
  • Migration: Average 10 working days
  • New: Average 4 working days. Can be expedited to 48hrs
  • Migration: Average 10 working days
  • If building is already ‘on net’: 10 working days
  • New cabling required: 1-3 months
  • Average 45 working days
Repair time (Service Level Agreement)
  • When supplied over Beaming line; business products have target repair of end of next working day
  • Up to 2 business days.
  • With SLA3, the aim is to fix the fault by midnight if reported before 1pm or by midday the following day of reported after 1pm
  • Up to 2 working days
  • 5 hour target 24/7 including bank holidays.
Contract minimum
  • Standard 12 months
  • Temporary available
  • 12 months
  • 12 months
  • Minimum 12 months.
  • 36 month contracts most cost effective
Data usage 100GB or unlimited usage packages available 100GB or unlimited usage packages available Unlimited Unlimited
Connection charges
  • New activation fee applies
  • Migration free of charge
  • New activation or migration fee applies
  • New activation fee applies
  • Excess construction charge may apply dependent upon location. The first £2800 of conection charge will be paid by the government
Business applications
  • Low data usage such as email
  • General email and browsing
  • VOIP & cloud for smaller businesses
  • General email and browsing
  • VOIP & cloud for smaller businesses
  • All business applications
  • VOIP
  • Cloud
  • Ciritcal infrastructure
Visit ADSL page Visit FTTC page Visit FTTP page Visit leased line page

For new ADSL and FTTC installations we can arrange a simultaneous provide, which means that we aim to have your PSTN telephone line and broadband made live at the same time, causing minimal disruption to your business.

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From business broadband to fibre Ethernet leased lines, you can rest assured that we’re the partner that will bring you connectivity joy.

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Delivered on time

Hassle free connection, project managed by our skilled and dedicated provisioning team

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Built for business

A network built on reliability and resilience with always low contention rates on our copper products.

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Our products are all backed up by our proactive technical support team and you’ll never waste time in multiple call queues.

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Competitive pricing

Quality and reliability that your business deserves but at prices you can afford, with transparent billing.

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