Lower Business Broadband Cost
Whether a business is a start-up or an older business it needs a quality internet broadband connection. Business owners would love to find quality at a great price.
There are many decisions to make about broadband packages and the offers that lay within.
Walk with me as I discuss how to lower business broadband cost the quick and easy way.
Do A Little Research
Yes, a little research can help lower business broadband cost. Many business broadband packages in use today are outdated. Businesses pay a premium price for older technology and don’t think twice about it.
Businesses just renew the broadband package because it has served them well and believe doing anything else will create unnecessary headaches. Technology is an ever-evolving fast-paced game and standing still means doing backward.
Many providers go along and don’t educate businesses on other possibilities. There may still be businesses paying a premium for DSL and T1 service. These businesses should in most cases pay lower rates for that technology or upgrade to a better package.
If businesses do a little research it may become clear they are overpaying for their broadband package or a more modern technology may serve them better at a lower cost.
Sometimes research just consist of spending 2 minutes getting a Price Quote that can lead to lower business broadband cost.
The Speed of the Connection
Deciding what connections speed would be ideal for a business depends on a few criteria. How many people are currently or will be using the network? Will productivity suffer from slower network speeds? Is there a critical program or task that needs a minimum speed requirement?
If there are only one or two people using to the network and the work is not data intensive there may be an opportunity to save cost with slower speeds.
Get as much connection speed and bandwidth the budget will allow lessening future growing pains.
Download limits sound like a bad idea but can really save cost under the right conditions and should be considered. If the business is the type that can operate with downloads limits agreeing to them may be ideal.
It may be difficult to find a download limit sweet spot. An amount that allows the business to function comfortably, avoid high penalties and save cost. It may require trial, error and policing operations but again may be worth the effort.
Obviously, if penalties exceed the cost of a better package that includes unlimited data then abandoning data limits is recommended.
Service Level Agreements and Technical Support
In many cases, the major difference between a business package and a home package is Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). These agreements guarantee a predetermined level of service. Such as uptime, bandwidth, and connection speed.
A healthy internet broadband connection is critical to most businesses. It is more important to have a stable internet connection than to save a little money on an unstable package. An unstable connection will cost a business time and money in the end.
This is why technical support is so important. Sure if the carrier violates the SLA the business can receive a discount on the rate at the end of the month. Who how wants the ongoing headaches fighting with a supplier?
No one wants to deal with an unstable connection and possible loss of business. This is where good technical support is critical. Consider a supplier with a reputation for excellent (adequate would be more realistic) support. LOL.
Compare Price Quotes
When considering all of the information above there will be a loosely fitting business profile created. All of the requirement to lower business broadband cost will be clear.
Compare this profile against all the information gathered from the pricing quotes received from all of the suppliers being considered.
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