Five reasons start-ups should sign up for business broadband

When you’re running a start-up, every penny counts. Budgets are tight and there is no room for error.

And when it comes to broadband, it’s understandable that many start-ups end up with a combination their home connection and the free Wi-Fi in cafes and train stations to keep them connected. It might save money but is skimping on the broadband the best route to reducing costs?

There’s a big difference between your home connection and business broadband – here’s five reasons it might make sense for you change your contract

1.Size

Unlike consumer connections, business broadband isn’t restricted by the data limits. So, if you’re running a start-up where you need to upload / download large files all day long, a business broadband could add serious speed to your operations. 

2. Speed

Networks get busy. Trying to handle peak-time traffic from gamers, shoppers and social media users can but serious strain on network speed, with consumers ending up with a throttled service. You can avoid this with a business broadband deal, where several providers will offer priority network access to business users during the busiest times.

3. Support

Fed up of being stuck in the queue waiting for a service advisor to pick up the phone? Business broadband accounts come with dedicated service teams, meaning you’ll have an account manager you can pick up the phone to when you need them most. 

4. Safety

As with any business, your data is one of your most crucial assets. Imagine if all your customer data was compromised because you failed to invest in the right security software? Business broadband comes complete with enhanced security to keep your start-up safe.

5. Static

A business broadband connection gives you a static IP address – this is crucial if you want to host your own website, remotely connect to your computer from another PC, or allow your clients access to your server.

The benefits of business broadband are simple: it’s safer, speedier and offers you the kind of functionality your start-up needs to flourish. What’s more, with 58 per cent of malware attack victims in the last year being categorised as small businesses, continuing to use that home or café connection could prove costly.


We want to do all we can to help your business’ bottom line, so, if you find a cheaper deal at O2, EE or Vodafone, we’ll match it. And give you one month’s line rental free!

At Carphone Warehouse Business, we compare the widest choice of networks, phones and tariffs to find the right deal for you. We are so confident that we won’t be beaten on price by any of our high street competitors; we’ve introduced our Price Promise. This means if you find a better upgrade, pay monthly or pay monthly SIM only deal on any smartphone at O2, EE or Vodafone, we’ll match it and pay your first month’s line rental. It has to be an above the line deal from a competitor. Proof of the offer will be required.

Our dedicated team of trained business experts are here to help. They can recommend the best network, tariff and handsets for your business. With our impartial knowledge, huge range and fast response times, we make it easy to find you the right deal.

Time is money – that’s why we offer a next business day delivery. Total reassurance with next day warranty replacement. Get a next day like for like replacement for faulty handsets instead of waiting for it to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair.

Next business day applies after the completion of a successful credit check.

Get in touch with our team of experts and tell us your business needs. They’ll then search all the networks and tariffs to find you the best deal for your business, guaranteed.