Broadband Fibre

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Category: Broadband, Business, IT Support.

If your business relies on the internet, then you need to ensure you have a broadband service that is dependable. Many small businesses simply look for the cheapest option and that usually translates to a broadband package designed primarily for residential use. Business broadband packages generally offer a more reliable and more secure service.

Choosing the right package can be daunting but many internet service providers (ISP) now offer exclusive packages that address many of the concerns about running a business online, or being reliant on the internet for information or communication purposes.

Here are some aspects you should consider before selecting a broadband package for your business:

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4G speed

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Category: 4G, Broadband, Mobile Computing.

4G speed is one of the first big technology stories of 2013 but what is 4G and 4G speed?

And what 4G speed can be expected, when is it coming and most importantly, what will it bring to business?

The first of those questions is quite simple to answer. 4G is the next generation of mobile phone technology; the next step up from 3G. It is based on a technology called Long Term Evolution (LTE) which is far more efficient than 3G allowing more data through the available bandwidth.

There also are no ‘native’ voice components in a 4G network. Previous generations of mobile networks had voice and data components, 4G is built purely for data. Voice services will be delivered over this fast 4G speed data network using ‘Voice Over Internet Protocol’ or VOIP technology.

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Category: Broadband.

There are numerous reasons why your average person might want to upgrade to superfast broadband, not least because it’s always quite exciting when a new internet technology comes along that can enhance your on-line life. However, whether you want to and whether you should are two different things; whilst a household that has one person who uses an ADSL connection just to check email, Facebook and further things that don’t really use a great deal in the way of bandwidth won’t need a fast connection, others will.

A different household may have many users with several connected devices, some of which may use streaming services online such as catch-up TV or YouTube. In this kind of household, superfast broadband from the likes of Virgin Media or BT will be extremely beneficial.

As an example, take a household which has two parents, who both work online, with two teenagers in the house and a lodger. One of the parents may like to catch up on programs they have missed and use streaming services such as iPlayer, whilst at the same time, one of the kids is online on the PS3 whilst the other is streaming YouTube and the lodger is downloading a movie via Netflix or similar.

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