Why should SMEs invest in business broadband?
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SMEs consider why they should sign up for business grade broadband rather than the standard residential broadband.
Many small businesses ask themselves why they should sign up for business grade broadband rather than the standard residential kind. Residential internet connections are often fast enough, so why not open another account with the same provider for your business? The answer is customer service. A business broadband service will have quicker and more reliable customer service than a residential line does. Business providers offer broadband packages with high bandwidths, fast download speeds and unbeatable service to maintain your business connection. Business broadband packages are an essential investment for new and growing businesses for the following reasons:
1. Reliable service
The first reason is the reliable service you gain with a business broadband connection. Residential customers will have a fault report service too , but the urgency of business faults services is greater. Whilst it is frustrating losing internet at home, losing internet at work is much more stressful as it can render your business helpless. You can’t check emails or put orders through for example. If this happens, you want an immediate or quick repair, not a lengthy phone call to customer services and a two week wait to get the fault fixed. Business broadband providers know how important it is for your business to be online and to have faults fixed quickly.
Secondly, business broadband providers offer businesses the chance to save money. They will offer you a choice of broadband packages, which you can decide, which is most appropriate for your business needs. There will be no unnecessary features bundled into your business package unlike a residential line (television for example).
Thirdly, if your business needs it, providers offer broadband packages combined with other services. The most common of these is with your business telephone line, so the broadband and phone line are connected. Providers will have a variety of packages available to suit all business sizes and more choice means they could save more money. Overall savings on business broadband investing in a joint package from the same company can cut your overheads significantly.
Finally, a secure internet connection, whilst very important for residential customers, is critical if you’re a business. If you lose customer details, records of transactions or important data it would be disastrous. Many business broadband providers provide online security software to help reduce the threat of malware, viruses and other internet scams to your organisation.
This article was produced in association with XLN Telecom