What is Broadband?

Stop losing your connection to the outside world

The Cambridge English Dictionary defines Broadband as “a system that makes it possible for many messages or large amounts of information to be sent at the same time and very quickly between computers or other electronic devices” which doesn’t help much. We look at it this way, Broadband is basically the way you connect your hotel/restaurant/pub to the rest of the world.

Broadband can be provided in the following formats

  • ADSL – Original Copper Line – over your phone line
  • FTTC – Fibre to the Cabinet – over your phone line but the green box in the road has a fibre optic cable to it which can dramatically boost the speeds you get over the phone line
  • FTTP – Fibre to the Premises – a brand new fibreoptic cable installed directly and can achieve speeds of 1000Mbps
  • Ethernet/Lease Line – A dedicated fibreoptic lease line with the same upload and download speeds also defined response times for any faults
  • 3G/4G/5G LTE – Mobile SIM cards on unlimited plans are a real option depending on what you want to use them for but also as a backup to your mainline
  • Satellite – Our county is amazing, but it can bring challenges when trying to get high-speed connections into your premises. The satellite could be used as a back to the mainline or your main connection if you can’t get a fixed-line.

Why do we need Broadband?

Without broadband, you are on your own. How many applications do you use that rely on an internet connection to work? How many of your business tools are cloud-hosted?

  • PMS Software
  • Accounts Software (Quickbooks, Xero, Sage)
  • Payroll
  • Marketing – Mailchimp, HubSpot
  • Project Management
  • Sales tools
  • Social Media
  • Etc.

Then consider the rath of your guests should they not be able to use the Wi-Fi you promised them.

Can’t anyone do it?

Well, yes they can, if you want the cheapest option going there will be a provider out there for you. But if you would rather have someone to look after you WHEN (not if) your mainline fails or experiences issues then you’ll need someone that has a procedure for dealing with faults.

Many think they only need one connection; WRONG, fixed lines WILL fail, be prepared and have your network configured properly. Your team and guest won’t even notice it switch to your backup connection (apart from it probably being a bit slower than normal).

Hourly Rate

For work leasing with Broadband providers and diagnosing broadband faults

£55 per hour

FTTC 80/20

Fibre to the Cabinet Broadband Maximum Download 80Mbps Maximum Upload 20Mbps

From £38.35 per month

The type of broadband and the speeds you can achieve will depend on your location and the services available to you

fttp 330/50

Fibre to the Premises Broadband Maximum Download 330Mbps Maximum Upload 50Mbps

From £59.90 per month

The type of broadband and the speeds you can achieve will depend on your location and the services available to you

4G Unlimited SIM

Unlimited 4G Data SIM cards on O2 or Vodafone

From £30 per month