» Cheaper business ADSL doesn't necessarily mean betterWednesday, January 06 2010
With increasing numbers of budget business ADSL packages on the market, users need to be aware of hidden limitations
The number of providers of business ADSL broadband in the UK has greatly increased in recent years and many companies are beginning to offer cut price options in an attempt to improve their presence on the increasingly competitive market.
Many of these budget business ADSL packages come with some less well-publicised limitations which could see businesses losing out in the long run for opting for a cheaper monthly business ADSL package.
While the monthly cost is what many companies choose to focus on when selling business ADSL packages, there are other areas of the packages that are worth looking at before you decide to sign up.
Monthly capping figures for both downloads and uploads are common in the lower priced packages, as well as premium rate support services and mandatory longer contracts, designed to tie the user into a lengthy business ADSL relationship.
While there is certainly a benefit to the consumer from the increase of business ADSL providers on the market, including greater choice and increasingly competitively priced packages, users should also be aware that the recent proliferation of budget business ADSL options do often come with limitations and caveats that may not, in the long term, provide a benefit to the business.
It's always worth thoroughly checking over the details of any package to make sure that everything being provided is suitable for the business's needs, especially if things like capped downloads and premium rate support services are going to cause real problems.