Nowadays, many business operations are being managed over the internet which means they are completely reliant on the broadband’s performance.

There is such a huge variety of packages around,  it is hard to choose what one would be right for you and your business. Here are a few things you should consider when choosing your business broadband:

Connection speed

This seems to be the top priority for the majority of businesses but you need to make sure that you aren’t paying too much for high speeds that you don’t actually need. Think about your usage, whether your applications are web-based or cloud-based, whether you have a VoIP phone system or traditional landline, and how many employees actually use the internet on a daily basis. From there, you can work out what speed you actually require.

Download Limits

Putting it simply, larger businesses would most probably benefit from unlimited download limits as they are more likely to use high-bandwidth services. Smaller companies should be able to save some money by estimating their data usage and investing in a package with a download cap. Always remember that exceeding the download limit can result in extra charges though.

Security Features

The level of security always needs to be considered as the number of dangers on the internet are ever increasing. Look out for included security measures such as anti-virus protection and firewalls, as well as back-up solutions so you have complete peace of mind. More security features normally means a higher price, so always weigh up what is necessary and what is optional.

Technical Support

If you don’t have an in-house IT department, it may be worth looking for a broadband supplier that offers technical support. When your internet is down, you are unable to work and will struggle to resolve the issue if you do not have access to fast-acting support. Ease your mind and always look for reliable support packages.

Always weigh-up what features are important to your business and then find a package that suits you. If you need any help or advice, or would like to talk through our broadband packages that we offer, call Ocean Telecom today on 01284 771555 or email at [email protected].