Are you looking for more information about our business broadband offering? You’ve come to the right place; this in-depth guide will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed purchase for your business connectivity needs.
The main difference between consumer and business broadband is in the higher speeds offered to facilitate efficient ways of working, 24/7 availability, and in terms of the technology differences, it’s usually comprised of WiFi, DSL’s and Fibre.
Some key features that differentiate business broadband are:
- Quicker and more reliable than a standard consumer line
- Comprehensive security features
- Static IP addresses
- Low contention ratio
- VPN included (Virtual Private Network)
- Off-site backup
Cutting through the jargon
The world of business broadband and connectivity is full of jargon and confusing acronyms and as much as we would all like to profess to be experts, it can be tricky to navigate when you are looking for your first business broadband service or comparing renewal options against current suppliers.
Understanding what the acronyms mean gives you a better understanding of which option is best for your business. So, let’s take a journey through the somewhat confusing world of connectivity terms and acronyms:
- LAN – Local Area Network; a network connecting computers within a specific, limited area.
- WAN – Wide Area Network; a telecoms network covering a large geographic area.
- FTTC – Fibre to the Cabinet; internet connection that utilises fibre lines to the local cabinet and then copper wires to your premises.
- FTTP – Fibre to the Premises; internet connection that utilises fibre cables directly to your premises, eliminating the need for copper wires.
- ADSL – Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line; the technology behind traditional copper lines.
- SoGEA – Single Order Generic Ethernet Access; business broadband connection that bypasses the need for a traditional phone line, often used with VoIP solutions.
- G.Fast – A faster alternative to FTTP.