4 common Internet products from Simple to Best-In-Class
An entry level Internet provided over copper lines and speeds achieved depend on how far you are from your BT Exchange, and the age of the street copper cabling. Typically expect around 15mbps download (enough to run a small business with a dozen staff).
A fully managed service from £29 a month (+VAT).
This ‘Green Box’ solution is BT’s rollout of street mini exchanges. Provided over copper lines, it allows speeds up to 76mbps download. Great for small businesses but is not suitable for running Internet Voice as highly contended (shared).
A fully managed service starting from £49 a month (+VAT)
Better performance than Fibre Broadband, supplied via copper lines and uncontended (not shared). This means you get exactly what you pay for all of the time. Great for running Voice & business critical IT, the technology has inbuilt redundancy.
Pricing starts from £149 per month (+VAT) over 3 years.
Absolute ‘Best In Class’. An optical fibre direct to your office gives speeds from 10mbps up. Extremely reliable but beyond the budgets of most small firms as costs start at £175 a month. Typically 12 weeks to go in, surveys & planning are needed.
Please note Tier 1 Suppliers perform much better, buy cheaply at your peril!