Business Broadband

When it comes to business broadband there is almost an unlimited choice of packages, each offering a different set of services, download speeds and incentives for a different price.

There are many things a business must consider before opting for a new provider and signing a new broadband contract. One of these is whether to go for ADSL or Fibre Broadband. Each has their own strengths but which one is right for your business?

ADSL Broadband

ADSL broadband is the standard service that most homes and businesses already receive. It offers download speeds of up to 17Mbps but in reality most users will discover their connection is slightly under 10Mbps. You can check the maximum speed your business is likely to receive by using an online speed estimator prior to signing on the dotted line.

Fibre Broadband

Fibre broadband is much quicker than ADSL – it offers an average speed of 50Mbps but can go up to nearly 100Mbps. The biggest difference between fibre broadband and ADSL is that it uses fibre optic cables rather than traditional copper cables. It is a significant change that makes fibre more expensive than standard broadband.

Broadband for your Business

Deciding whether your business broadband needs to be ADSL or fibre, depends on a few different factors-

Web Use

If your business only uses the internet for basic browsing and emails, fibre is not really necessary. An ADSL connection is more than sufficient to handle this small workload. If your business relies on the internet, whether it be for e-commerce or as a digital agency, you will need a faster, more reliable internet connection. Fibre should be the only type of internet your business looks at.


The amount you can spend on business broadband is another factor that determines the type of connection you have. If you have a limited budget or are just starting out, then an ADSL connection will save you money each year. There are plenty of business broadband deals if you shop around, these can represent a significant saving on the standard packages.


Where your business is located also impacts upon the type of broadband connection you can use. Fibre has been rolled out to most of the UK but some areas, particularly those in the countryside do not have the infrastructure needed for fibre broadband.

Let the Swift Communications team take the hassle out of selecting the right product for your business. Call us today on 01480 531124.

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