Deciding which data service is right for your business can be challenging, with each service designed for a specific business situation. So this article will provide a brief overview of each service as well as its benefits and its business applications. We will start at the bottom of the data services ladder with Business Broadband and work our way through to the highest grade fibre leased line data services.

Business Broadband provides high-speed Internet access by making use of your existing phone line. The bandwidth is shared by more than one signal at a time by others in your area making business broadband is a cost-effective option for businesses of all sizes where the internet is not business critical.

  • Business Size: Ideal for home workers or SME’s needing basic, cost effective internet connectivity.
  • Speeds: Up to 24MB down 1.3MB Up
  • Price:From £17.95 per month
  • Recovery Time: Best Endeavours
  • Installation time: 5-7 working days

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Bonded Broadband works by rolling multiple Internet connections into one, combining up to 4 standard ADSL lines creating one single high speed connection.

  • Business Size: Small- Medium office / Home worker
  • Speeds: Up to 40MB down 4MB Up
  • Price:From £90.00 per month
  • Recovery Time: Best Endeavours
  • Installation time: 5-7 working days with an additional 3-4 weeks for extra PSTN lines

Visit our Bonded Broadband Page

Internet connection via satellite giving high speeds with the added benefit of being available everywhere throughout the UK, even in the most remote areas.

  • Size: Small- Medium office / Home worker around 1-10 people
  • Speeds: Up to 20MB down 6MB Up
  • Price:From £24.95 per month
  • Recovery: Best Endeavours
  • Installation time: 7-10 working days

Visit our Satellite Broadband Page

The next generation broadband connection using fibre optic cables as part of your internet line connection to provide much higher upload and down load speeds.

  • Size: Medium office around 5-20 people
  • Speeds: Up to 80MB down 20MB Up
  • Price:From £34.95 per month
  • Recovery: Best Endeavours
  • Installation time: 7-10 working days

Visit our Superfast Broadband FTTC Page

EoFTTC (Ethernet over Fibre to the Cabinet) is essentially a superfast fibre Ethernet connection over fibre broadband infrastructure. This means it offers all the benefits of a standard FTTC connection – such as high upload and download speeds – but with the added benefits of being an Ethernet service like EFM. This means contention is managed or non-existent.

  • Size: Medium-Large around 20-50 people
  • Speeds: 10Mbps
  • Price: From £125 per month
  • Recovery: 8 hours SLA (Service Level Agreement)
  • Installation time: On average 15 working days subject to location

Visit our EoFTTC Page

Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) is the next generation of high speed business Internet service, delivered over copper rather than fibre. The result is a tremendously resilient and cost-effective leased line Ethernet solution. EFM is a highly reliable method of Internet connectivity as it utilises multiple copper pairs, which are bonded together. This means if there is a fault with one wire, Internet connectivity will remain uninterrupted, providing a highly reliable service.

  • Size: Medium- Large / Multi office around 20-200 people
  • Speeds: Up to 45MB down 20MB Up
  • Price:From £169 per month
  • Recovery: 6 hours SLA (service level agreement)
  • Installation time: On average 45 working days subject to location

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Available across the UK, Leased Lines offer dedicated high speed business Internet service delivering uncontended fibre access. Backed by our industry-leading Service Level Agreement, Ethernet bandwidth can be increased quickly and easily in increments from 10MB in line with your customer’s emerging business needs. Leased Lines from SoConnect provide fast, reliable Internet access to help your organisation run seamlessly. Leased Lines deliver dedicated bandwidth to your premises, guaranteeing that the connectivity you require is always available.

  • Size: Medium- Large / Multi office around 20-200 people
  • Speeds: Up to 1GB dedicated symetrical
  • Price:From £399 per month
  • Recovery: 4 hours SLA (service level agreement)
  • Installation time: Approx 65-95 working days subject to site survey

Visit our Ethernet over Fibre Leased Line Page

Hopefully those brief notes have helped to easily compare some of the main data services available and answer some of the questions you may have had about any of the data services SoConnect offer, however if you would like more information on each of our services please visit our webpages listed in each section above or you can contact our sales team at sales@soconnect.co.uk or call us on 0333 240 1824.