by Juan Robin II
If you run a business, a good internet speed is essential. But if you want a high-quality internet connection, it can end up costing you a lot of money.
Thankfully, there are ways you can keep your business internet bills in check, without having to settle for a slow internet speed.
In fact, keep reading and you’ll learn how to get cheap internet for your business, so that your business costs remain in control.
What Is Your Current Setup?
Before we talk about investing in a cheaper internet connection it is worth taking a look at what your current setup is.
That is because the way your network is arranged can have a big impact on the kinds of internet speeds you are experiencing. If you are worried about losing speed, as a result of making a change, consider optimized your current network first. This will help reduce the odds of your internet slowing down if you choose another, cheaper provider.
If you have a wireless internet connection in your office, and there are a lot of people using the internet, it can lead to slow internet speeds. This is especially the case if everyone is trying to connect to the same router.
In a situation like this, you might want to think about investing in a router that is designed to maintain a large number of connections. Such a router will be able to provide you with fast internet, even if there are a lot of people connected to the WiFi connection.
Alternatively, you might want to look into setting up a ‘wired’ connection. Wireless internet connections can often be temperamental. A wire connection, though, is a lot more stable. Plus wired connections can often provide faster speeds, due to the fact they provide a direct connection to the internet.
To set this all up you might need to hire a network expert. They will know how to go about arranging your network so that it is going to produce a high-level of performance. They will also think of implementing initiatives like structured cabling. This will make it easier to track down problems if there are ever any issues on your network.
Assess Your Needs
Sometimes it can also be a good idea to assess your current needs. That is because you may be paying for a connection that you don’t need.
There are two things to consider here.
You first want to take a look at the data limit.
If you have a large data limit, it can mean that your internet bill is going to be high. If you are only visiting simple websites, you likely don’t need a large data limit. Take a look at your bill to see what your average data usage is. If you do not expect any sudden changes in internet use, in the future, you might want to reduce your data allowance.
You also want to take a look at the speed of your internet.
If you have no problems with your speed, you might want to speak to your provider about reducing internet speeds. But if the situation is the other way around, where your internet is not fast enough, consider investing in fiber internet. This is something we’ll look at later.
Negotiate with Your Provider
As you may know, it costs more to get a new customer than it does to keep an old one. Because of this, you should consider speaking to your internet provider, before you switch to another company.
Upon hearing you are unhappy with your service, they might be willing to provide you with some kind of special deal. This deal might be hard to get if you spoke to another company.
Although, it’s worth mentioning that you can often use this deal as a bargaining chip.
When speaking to another company about switching your tariff, mention the new tariff quoted to you by your existing supplier. The new company might want to remain competitive and so they may offer you an even lower price.
Is Speed Really Important to You?
At the moment, the fastest kind of internet you can have for an office is known as a fiber optic connection. If speed is something you value, you might need to accept that it is worth paying for this kind of connection. Especially if you run an online business.
Such a connection can provide around 100x the bandwidth you’d experience with a traditional copper connection. This kind of connection is sometimes known as a fiber to the premises connection (FTTP). This kind of internet connection is not always the cheapest. But it can provide you with the best kind of connection.
Not all internet providers are going to be able to provide you with this kind of connection. If your internet connection is slow and your current provider can’t provide you with FTTP, consider speaking to someone else.
Of course, even in a situation like this it still helps to speak to a wide number of providers, so you can find a good deal. Simply let them know you are shopping around for a new internet service for your business and you want it to be a fiber connection. If they know you’re speaking to other companies about making a switch they will be more likely to provide you with a good deal.
Do You Know How to Get Cheap Internet?
Internet is vital for pretty much any business. But it can also cost a lot of money too, which can be problematic.
In this post, we’ve taken a look at how to get cheap internet for your business. You need to first make sure your network is set up in a way that allows you to get the most out of a low-cost tariff. You also want to be aware of your current internet needs, by reviewing past bills.
Make sure you put time into negotiating with your existing provider. In doing so, you may be able to gain access to a tariff that is a lot cheaper than your existing one.
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