Tech Explained: Business Broadband


  • 32% of UK businesses have experienced cyber attacks in 2023¹.

  • Businesses need a reliable and secure internet connection to operate smoothly.

  • Vodafone Business Broadband can help companies defend themselves from cyber attacks.

A dedicated Business Broadband can support your company’s cyber security

Broadband. You use it and you rely on it, but could a dedicated Business Broadband bring extra benefits and help your business run at peak performance?

Since the launch of broadband in 2000, consumers and businesses alike have come to use it as standard. So much so, that we often forget its true value…. until it stops working.

Businesses are vulnerable without reliable internet connection

Imagine what would happen if your internet connection dropped out, slowed down or fell victim to a cyber attack. The impact on your business would be huge. Processes would come to a standstill, employees would be frustrated, and customers would seek products and services elsewhere. These possibilities show that broadband isn’t just an add-on. It’s part of your business’s DNA.

Did you know though that there’s a broadband service designed specifically for businesses? Despite what you might think, it’s not a case of sticking the word ‘business’ in front of standard broadband. As well as providing access to the internet, Business Broadband has a unique set of capabilities and benefits, created with the needs of a modern business in mind.

“Smaller organisations view cyber security as less of a priority in the current economic climate than in previous years, so are undertaking less monitoring and logging of breaches or attacks.²”

What you’ll get from business broadband

Guaranteed service standards

One way in which Business Broadband bundles differ from those offered to a home customer is that they come with their own Service Level Agreement (SLA). This is a guarantee from providers that they’ll deliver a specific service standard, like a minimum speed, more line stability, or a repair response time as quick as eight hours. For example, if your broadband isn’t running at the promised speed, your agreement may state that you’ll receive money off until it’s fixed. It may mean a blip in productivity but at least your finances won’t suffer.

Built-in security

An SLA means your business has a broadband connection you can rely on. But what if external factors jeopardise this reliability, such as viruses, phishing scams, or hackers? In 2023, 32% of UK businesses³ suffered cyber security breaches or attacks. So, the scale of the problem clearly demonstrates the importance of a security strategy.

Thankfully, the best Business Broadband bundles come with built-in security features. These tend to be more comprehensive than home packages and can be tailored as well, meaning you can protect your business and maintain a level of control.

Faster connection

What’s more, although broadband speeds vary depending on location, business owners have a range of options to choose from to achieve a faster connection. For example, there are leased lines – connecting your business directly to the telephone exchange, so you don’t have to share the line with other users. Plus there’s fixed wireless broadband, which doesn’t rely on a line at all, but radio signals.

These options come with the benefit of increasing your broadband speed and the speed at which you run your business. In fact, when you buy Vodafone’s Business Broadband and Phone, if you’re not in the office, you can divert calls from your landline to your mobile, so you never miss a call or an opportunity.

Secure remote working

A Business Broadband solution means you’ll also receive a static IP address, which is a unique number that corresponds to your location. It’s essential if you want to run your own in-house services and perform simple tasks, like sending an email or transferring a computer file. Plus, if your business has more than one office or you encourage remote working, you could also opt for a Virtual Private Network (VPN) – also known as a private connection – between multiple locations. A VPN allows your employees to access the same network from anywhere, so they can work flexibly without compromising productivity.

Protect your business with Business Broadband

Our Business Broadband is so much more than an internet connection. It brings your business and your community together, so you can run things as smoothly and efficiently as possible. At Vodafone, we’re dedicated to solving your problems with our tech solutions.

2000 Launching broadband

Since then, businesses have become more vulnerable as cyber crime evolves.

32% of UK businesses affected by cyber crime

Cyber attacks remain a common threat in 2023.⁴

8 hours guaranteed repair response time

One of the benefits businesses can enjoy with Vodafone Business Broadband.

Business Broadband from Vodafone

Discover how we can support your business today with Business Broadband.

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