Business vs Residential Broadband: Which is Right for You?

When it comes to choosing a broadband connection, businesses and residential users have different needs and priorities. In this blog post, we will compare business vs residential broadband and explore the key differences between the two. Support and Service One of the main differences between business and residential broadband is the level of support and […]

Use public Wi-Fi safely with a VPN

Do you often connect to Wi-Fi hotspots in public places? These can include cafes, hotels, libraries or even your train when you commute. We live in a time where internet access is more and more a necessity rather than a commodity. Public Wi-Fi is expected almost anywhere you go, and for good reason. It is […]

What is a Contended Line? 

When browsing for new broadband for your business you will likely come across the words ‘contended’ and ‘uncontended’, but what do these mean? Understanding these is important and is something your provider should explain to you. There is nothing worse than having misguided expectations leading to disappointment.  Contention and contention ratios are very often overlooked by […]

How to get the most out of your broadband speed 

You will almost never reach your maximum advertised broadband speed on a contended line. This is why providers usually offer guaranteed minimum speeds, which on Gigabit connections can reach 200Mbps and even more.   But what if you are not even getting your guaranteed speed? In some cases this might be the fault of the supplier […]

What is a Local Area Network (LAN)? 

Your Local Area Network (LAN) is an important part of your organisation. It is how your devices interact with each other internally. The way your LAN is set up can affect how well your connection performs. Your LAN components can be a reason you are not getting the maximum benefits of your new ultra-fast broadband […]

What is a 4G Backup and Why it’s Important 

A 4G Backup can help your business avoid downtimes when your main connection fails. You might wonder why it’s so important. According to Merchant Machine just 1 hour without the internet would cost the UK economy £68 million.  Have you ever taken the time to calculate how much it costs your business each year when […]

5 best business broadband options available in 2022 

Business Broadband options are rapidly changing in the UK. As new and better technologies are developed older ones are often being phased out. Knowing your options well is important in making an informed decision about which is best for your business.   Although all serve the purpose of connecting you to the internet, the technology used […]

WHY YOUR INTERNET MIGHT BE SLOW AND HOW TO FIX IT

Are your conference calls jittery? Websites take forever to load? Instead of watching a video you find yourself staring at the buffering animation until you’re on the verge of insanity? Slow internet is no fun, and it can be a real productivity killer. There are various reason why you may suddenly have slow internet. Not […]

8 Benefits of using Managed IT Services

What are managed IT services? Managed IT services are any technical operations you outsource to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). MSPs provide various solutions, including Connectivity, Hosting, Phone Systems or Security. They are responsible for managing, maintaining those services and providing support. Benefits of using Managed IT Services: ExpertiseFor most Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) […]

The PSTN Network is no longer viable: Here’s Why

The PSTN Network is reaching the end of its life, but why? In this article we will explain what PSTN means and why it is closing. We’ll also suggest few ways you can start preparing. PSTN meaning and origins The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) provides the necessary infrastructure and services for public communication. It […]