Why you should consider upgrading your business broadband
The UK cloud adoption rate reached 88% in 2017 and 67% expect to increase adoption in the coming years. Why is this important? Because as we add more and more cloud-based services to our workplace, the greater the demand will be on broadband connections. Therefore, if your broadband speeds don’t increase, the speed and responsiveness of these services will decrease. If systems and applications slow down, business productivity decreases and so does profits.
There are lots of different types of business broadband available, so how do you know what is best for your business? Our handy broadband comparison matrix helps you compare at a glance (click to enlarge).
Using cloud telephony or cloud email? Then you need at least FTTC. Using a full suite of cloud applications and want a guaranteed repair time? Then you need eoFTTC at least.
Still can’t decide? Don’t worry, we get to know our clients and understand their needs before recommending the most cost-effective solution for them.
Good news! There’s never been a better time to upgrade your broadband
Thanks to the Government’s Gigabit Voucher Scheme and a significant drop in connectivity prices in the UK, there has never been a better time to upgrade your broadband.
There are two great options depending on the size of your business:
Larger SMEs – Gigabit Voucher Scheme
The Government’s Gigabit Voucher Scheme allows businesses to claim up to £3,000 against the cost of installing gigabit connections. Gigabit connections provide speeds up to 1,000 megabits per second, at the moment the UK has 95% coverage of broadband speeds up to 24 megabits per second. Businesses will still have to pay the ongoing rental which could range from £400 - £800 a month, which is why is this better for larger SMEs. See our Gigabit Voucher Scheme page for more details.
The cost of a gigabit connection will probably outweigh the benefits, but now is a great time to upgrade your business broadband. That’s because the cost of connectivity has dropped significantly in the UK over the last few years. We’re currently able to offer many customers speeds of 100 megabits per second for the price of 50. That’s twice the speed for the same price, and prices could be as low as £245 per month.*
*prices corrected as of September 2018
What our clients say about us
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with 5 Rings for some months now and this all started with a chance phone call with Jordan when our accounts PC died. Our current IT guy was unable to help so we turned to 5 Rings. Without the promise of any further commitment from us they bent over backwards to get us up and running as quickly as possible which they did. We also had trouble with our new phone system and yet again 5 Rings stepped in to the breach and we now have a brilliant new internet phone system in place without any issues what so ever. We now use 5 Rings for all our IT support and all our IT services and we couldn’t be happier, nothing ever seems to be too much trouble and the team that they have in place are always happy to help. We couldn’t recommend 5 Rings, and in particular Jordan, highly enough .”
Jason Beck, Sales Mark
- We work extensively with SMEs so we understand your issues and needs
- Our negotiating power means you get a great price on your broadband
- We are registered Gigabit Voucher Scheme suppliers and can access for the scheme for you
- We offer personalised support with unparalleled levels of customer service
- You get one point of contact for all of your support
We typically work with SMEs who are looking to upgrade their systems or switch to cloud-based services. We’ll provide the same unparalleled level of customer service we provide all of our customers.