5 True or False Facts You Should Know About Broadband
Go back a decade and only a quarter of a million UK customers had a broadband connection.
The market has grown beyond recognition from those early days, but with it a number of myths have grown too – we take a look at some of the top myths about business broadband.
1. When superfast broadband comes to my area I’ll automatically get upgraded
False, I’m afraid – and you may find that your current provider of a snail-like service isn’t able to offer you a faster speed. So if you ask them, they’ll say it’s not available.
Unfortunately the UK doesn’t have a single website where you can find all providers for any given location, but our best advice would be to check samknows.com first, and also Superfast Cymru if you are based in Wales.
2. It’s all BT anyway, right?
False. The UK benefits from a number of ‘Alt Nets.’ Many of these are regional so you’ll want to find out who is active in your area.
They may also offer more innovative solutions such as wireless broadband, or even fibre based solutions in areas BT doesn’t.
3. Superfast broadband costs more than ‘normal broadband’
True. However, it’s not that much more and the benefits to your business outweigh the small monthly increase.
It’s like expecting a ten year old budget car to perform like a brand new luxury saloon…you get what you pay for.
4. There’s no difference in buying a residential package to a business package
False…in most cases. We’d agree that we’ve seen examples of some ISP’s that charge more for practically the same, but why not ask for a comparison from them?
You should find there are differences such as static IP’s, better quality routers and a business-friendly help desk team. If not, then perhaps you should keep looking, or try us.