March 21st 2024


Reliable broadband is an essential part of a business’s success. From improving team efficiencies to minimising downtime, great connectivity controls how well your operations run on a daily basis.

As a business owner, you may wonder if you need a dedicated broadband connection. Whether you run a smaller business or work from home, having business broadband is the most cost-effective and secure option to go for.

Why Should I Get Business Broadband?

Business broadband is a dedicated internet connection for daily operations in an office or workspace. While home broadband supports personal use, business connectivity is designed to meet a larger demand of internet users. 

The benefits of business broadband: 

  • Reliable connectivity - Business broadband is usually tied with service level agreements (SLAs) to ensure guaranteed repair timeframes if your network has a fault. 
  • Priority customer service - Depending on your broadband deal, your provider will resolve connectivity issues more quickly with dedicated customer support. They’ll prioritise your call to minimise any downtime.    
  • Higher bandwidth — Business broadband is made for bandwidth-intense activities. It can handle more data, users, and applications without affecting speed or connectivity. 
  • Better speeds - Most broadband providers prioritise business traffic, meaning you’ll benefit from a download speed of up to 1Gbps, such as full fibre (FTTP).
  • Static IP address - An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical identifier for your computer. At home, your IP address changes every time you connect to the internet. A static IP address won’t change, meaning you can host your server or website, enable remote access and improve the quality of your hosted phone system
  • More secure -  With a static IP address, you can enable virtual private networks (VPNs) so remote workers can safely connect to your business network. 

Can I Use Home Broadband for Business?

In hybrid workspaces, home broadband seems like a sensible solution for cutting business costs. But as we’ve seen, business broadband offers more value, like guaranteed SLAs and increased bandwidth, in supporting your digital transformation

In 2023, the average broadband speed for UK households was 73.21Mbps. With business broadband options like SoGEA and FTTP, you can secure download speeds between 80Mbps and 1 Gbps. 

Even if you work remotely, business broadband ensures you have a reliable connection just for office use. Other household members can rely on a separate network, keeping your business safe from slow speeds and potential downtime.

Types of Business Broadband

At Lily, we offer the following business broadband services:

  • Full fibre broadband - Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) uses fibre optic cables to deliver the fastest speed and reliability on offer. Promises speeds of up to 1Gbps and an excellent solution, alongside VoIP telephony, for the ISDN Switch Off
  • Fibre broadband without a landline - SoGEA connects to the local exchange through fibre optic cables. It requires no landline, guaranteeing dedicated bandwidth and faster speeds of up to 80Mps.
  • Standard fibre broadband - Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is readily available broadband that delivers faster speeds than ASDL. Relies on fibre optic cables and copper wires. 

We offer enterprise leased lines for large businesses, giving you access to a private network used only by your offices.

Get Superfast Fibre Broadband with Lily

Looking for the best business broadband deal? Contact the Lily team for the best broadband package for your business needs.


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