Business broadband offers and internet packages
These days, the business broadband market is just as competitive as the residential equivalent.
Almost all of the popular ISPs now offer unlimited usage packages from as little as £10 per month.
In fact, business broadband has become a commodity product with little difference between the top providers in terms of price. Instead, the main variables are speed, reliability, and add-ons.
Many bundles now include unlimited UK phone calls, static IP addresses, and software. Call our team of Internet specialists on 0844 472 1567 for today's deals, or see the latest plans available below.
Guide to switching sServices
Preparing to switch
Switching business broadband works the same way as home users. You need your Migration Authorisation Code (MAC).
The MAC code is used throughout the industry and is required to switch suppliers. You'll get the authorisation from your existing provider.
When you ask for it, you may be put through to a retentions team by your current provider in order to keep you as a customer.
Sometimes the best prices are offered to people thinking of leaving, as well as to new customers.
Latest network offers
Comparing broadband prices at PowerExperts is the best way to find the broadband package best suited to your company
Here are some of the latest deals available for business users (24-month contracts):
- TalkTalk - £11 per month - unlimited usage
- BT - £7.29 per month - 10Gb monthly usage
- Eclipse - £14.95 per month - 10Gb monthly usage
- Plusnet - £10 per month - 10Gb monthly usage
Choosing what's right for you
Checking out broadband deals for your business can be confusing. Most products appear similar, but check the contract terms and any special offers. Some providers allow you free access to Wi-Fi hotspots (e.g., BT), others provide free routers and unlimited usage.
All broadband speeds quoted are dependent on your business location in relation to the local exchange. Speeds are faster the closer your premises are to the exchange. Cable network speeds usually don't vary because of the nature of the fibre optic cable technology.
Your decision on who to choose will involve the following factors:
- The download speed of your connection.
- How much you want to spend each month.
- The usage caps (or for unlimited use, the provider's "fair usage policy").
- Whether you receive a free wireless modem (if you need this).
- Any other offers available such as free wireless dongles, Wi-Fi hotspot access, or integrated landline numbers.
Capped usage limits are usually sufficient for most small business owners using email and general internet browsing.
Telephone numbers to obtain a MAC code
Normally a customer services telephone number will be printed on your latest bill. If you don't have one to hand here are the telephone numbers for the main business Internet Service Providers in the UK.
- British Telecom (BT) - 0800 328 6738
- Plusnet - 0845 140 0200
- TalkTalk - 0800 049 0049
- XLN Telecom - 0844 880 7777
Codes should be made available directly on the call. If you have difficulties obtaining your MAC code, then escalate to a supervisor for assistance.
Page last updated: 26th April 2016