What To Look For In Business Broadband
If your business does a lot of its work online, you need to be sure you are getting the most out of the Internet. That means having a business broadband service which is more than just reliable and trustworthy.
Of course, you need to think about price, and about getting value for your money. Think about the length of the contract you will be entering, and be sure you are happy with the commitment. Some companies offer business broadband packages with artificially low introductory offers– don’t be taken in.
But there are other things to take into account to be sure you are getting overall value for your broadband package.
Think about the speed of the service offered, so you can complete downloads as quickly as possible, and 24-hour helpline support. When it comes to security, you will need to think about things like anti-virus and spyware protection, firewalls and the ability to back-up your data online.
Also find out whether your business broadband package allows for networking – where two or more computers can share information and resources.
If you have a static IP address as part of your broadband deal, you will have remote access, and be able to receive emails directly to your PC. Most business broadband packages incorporate at least one static IP address.
Finally, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) can save you money by making calls online. See if you can get VoIP software from your broadband provider. VoIP is particularly handy for businesses with overseas clients, since international calls are free of charge to some countries.
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