We are all aware these days about the importance of a good business internet connection. It’s the life blood of business in the 21st century.
So whether it’s when we are using our smartphones or doing work at home on the days when you don’t go to the office, you need a good connection you can rely on. But one thing is very obvious when you get back to the office. Your office connection is more likely to be faster and more reliable than at home or on your phone.
Those internet blackspots when you out and about are always a problem when you are trying to send an important email or download an attachment. And how often when you are working at home do you lose your connection?
Investment in bandwidth
With download speeds a big topic of conversation amongst internet providers it should be no surprise that many serviced office providers in London and across the UK have invested heavily in the latest technology to provide a seamless internet connection.
So what can you expect to find from a typical serviced office provider? Well, when you sign on the dotted line you want to feel re-assured that each member of your team will have a robust internet connection.
So it’s best to check with your provider what bandwidth they offer. Many will have a number of packages to provide the right download speeds you need. Typically, most will provide about 1mb per person, but this could vary.
With award-winning tech providers like Virgin Media, Essensys and BT providing the infrastructure in many business centres, reliability can be assured with down time kept to a minimum.
So what should you ask about business internet when taking an office?
We think it’s important to ask the right questions when you shortlist your ideal office space. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- What bandwidth can I expect and can this be upgraded?
It’s important to understand what they provide, what the costs are and what upgrades are on offer.
- What is the upload speed?
Important for video users and creatives, too slow and it will impact your business.
- Is the internet connection an uncontended line?
This means you won’t be impacted by other users in the building.
- Can I see the internet tech?
Good quality providers will have a communications room. Your provider can explain what tech they have and it’s a good way to see if the room is kept in good order.
So to get started talk to us about what you need to get your business up and running. We can help you shortlist the right locations to suit your needs.
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