ADSL Broadband

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ADSL Broadband

ADSL2+ Broadband EBE is a high speed business broadband service. Our service includes Unlimited usage, DDoS Protect and Elevated Best Efforts (EBE).

Elevated Best Efforts offers a greater minimum throughput than standard connections, effectively giving customers priority through BT’s network.

Features

Unlimited Usage

All our Broadband packages include Unlimited usage – helping you budget.

Elevated Best Efforts

Our service includes Elevated Best Efforts (EBE).

Elevated Best Efforts offers a greater minimum throughput than standard connections, effectively giving customers priority through BT’s network.

No Long Contracts

You may choose a Contract Term of One Day or 12 Months.

If you sign up for 12 Months, but change your mind later on – don’t worry. We’ll simply ask you to pay for any routers we’ve supplied Free of charge during your contract to date*.

*Excluding warranty replacements. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Expert Advice

We provide reliable telecoms and IT for businesses of all sizes. We offer friendly and knowledgeable advice on the latest products, and helpful support to our customers.

Our Faults Helpdesk is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Pricing

Monthly Charges

Item Description
Price /month
ADSL2+ Broadband EBE Our service will automatically provide you with the fastest broadband speed your phone line can physically support, up to a maximum of 24Mbps (downstream) and 1.3Mbps (upstream). £20.00
Elevated Best Efforts (EBE) Our service includes Elevated Best Efforts (EBE). Elevated Best Efforts offers a greater minimum throughput than standard connections, effectively giving customers priority through BT’s network. FREE
Static IP address We include 1x Static IP address. Dynamic IPs are also available, upon request. FREE
Routed IPs (optional) Choose from None (Default), 2 Usable IPs (/30) or 6 Usable IPs (/29). FREE
Reverse DNS (optional) Reverse DNS (rDNS) is a method of resolving an IP address into a domain name, e.g. IP address 12.34.567.89 could resolve to domain mail.domain.com. FREE

One-Off Charges

Item Description
Price
Connection Charge:
New Connection
One-off fee applies if you don’t have broadband already. £40.00
Connection Charge:
Migration
If you already have broadband you can migrate to Superfast Broadband*. £40.00
Technicolor TG588v2 VDSL/ADSL2+ Wi-Fi Router (optional) The TG588v2 features four Fast Ethernet LAN ports with AutoWAN Sensing™, enabling automatic detection of access network type, as well as self-configuration and optimization. £39.50, or FREE with a New 12 month connection to ADSL2+ Broadband.

All prices exclude VAT. Terms apply. *Please note not all services are available in all areas. Speed can vary significantly depending on distance from the local street cabinet. Static IP addresses: Your computer or router is given the same IP address each time you connect to the Internet. Using the same IP address may expose you to security vulnerabilities. To be safe we recommend using a firewall.

FAQs

What is ADSL2+ Broadband?

ADSL2+ Broadband is a high speed business broadband service. Speeds will range up to 24Mbps. Using a system called Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC), the service will automatically provide you with the fastest broadband speed your phone line can physically support, up to a maximum of 24Mbps.

What is the stabilisation period?

This is a 10 day period from when you first connect to ADSL2+ Broadband, i.e. login and use the internet for a period of more than 15 minutes.

During this period your line is automatically attempting to establish its maximum stable rate. You may notice some variations in speed and your connection may be intermittent at times whilst your maximum line rate is established.

During this stabilisation period we recommend disconnecting and reconnecting if your line is unstable. This will ensure your line rate is set at its optimum level.

What are the benefits of ADSL2+ Broadband?

You should notice a greater quality and reliability when running multiple tasks, and faster speeds when downloading files, streaming music or video, sending and receiving large emails, and when there are multiple users on the one connection*.

Note on broadband filters
To obtain optimum speed it is imperative that you have a broadband filter (or Microfilter) on every BT phone socket including alarm, PDQ and fax devices.

The Routers we supply include a Microfilter. If you need additional filters please contact Customer Services on 0800 505 3210.

*Compared to older ADSL products, e.g. ADSL Max

What speed can I expect on ADSL2+ Broadband?

ADSL2+ Broadband uses new technology to automatically provide the fastest speed your phone line can physically support – up to 24Mbps. The actual speed you will receive depends on a number of factors:

  • Principally how close you are to your phone exchange (the nearer you are, the faster the speed you can expect).
  • The quality of the actual copper phone line.

There are also other things that can affect your connection speed – such as the length and quality of any phone wiring / extensions in your home or office, the age and type of your modem, the speed of your computer, and whether the broadband microfilters you have are correctly installed.

What is the ‘potential ADSL2+ broadband line rate’?

This is an estimate of your maximum line rate, and is based predominantly on the distance your line is from your exchange.

There are many other factors that can affect your line rate. These are detailed above. Your actual line rate and throughput may vary from this estimate.

The actual line rate supportable will be determined during the first 10 days of use, after which time the highest stable rate possible will be set.

Will ADSL2+ Broadband run at it’s maximum speed all the time?

Your speed may change throughout the day. It will slow down during peak times, or when other broadband users are connected to the same exchange as you.

What protection does DDoS Protect offer?

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make a computer or network device unavailable to legitimate users. A common attack method is to bombard an attack target with massive volumes of requests to open a connection. The target host cannot cope with such a large number of session requests and simply stops responding, rendering it useless. The DDoS attack also swamps your Internet connection, blocking traffic from legitimate sources.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are rising in frequency across the UK and all businesses – no matter what size or industry – are potential targets. The scale and intensity of these attacks is increasing with almost 278 DDoS attacks taking place globally every hour.

Our supplier has invested in a new state-of-the-art Cisco and Arbor powered network with embedded DDoS protection, which protects not only our supplier’s network but also our customers’ networks 24/7/365. Offering the highest level accreditations with the world’s most trusted security vendors, there’s nobody better placed to keep you protected.

All new products now include DDoS Protect.

What does ADSL2+ Broadband cost?

For more information please refer to our Pricing section above.

How long does it take to install Broadband?

It can vary, i.e.

New Connections normally take 4-10 working days.

Migrations may take a little longer, e.g. 10-15 working days.

Please note Simultaneous or ‘SIM’ Provides, where we simultaneously provide Broadband along with a new Analogue (PSTN) phone line, may delay things further.

Can I use my existing modem?

Yes. Your existing broadband modem should work with ADSL2+ Broadband. However, to get the most out of ADSL2+ Broadband you should use an Ethernet or wireless Ethernet modem/router, as these are designed to support the higher speeds.

What is the upload speed for ADSL2+ Broadband?

Again upload speed may vary according to line rate. It will typically be up to 1.3Mbps.

Is there anything I can do to improve my download speed?

There are several ways you can improve your line speed:

  • To obtain optimum speed it is imperative that you have a broadband filter (also known as a microfilter) on every BT phone socket including Sky box, alarm and fax device.
  • Minimise the phone extension cabling in your home or office.
  • Ethernet routers tend to perform better than USB so it may be beneficial to upgrade your router.
  • Restart your modem/router when experiencing performance issues.

Speeds will vary throughout the day. They are likely to slow at peak times.

You already supply my phone line(s) - do I have to use your Broadband?

No. Although, it may make diagnosing potential faults easier if we supply both services.

What happens if there is a fault or problem with my Broadband?

Our dedicated Customer Services team handles all fault management.

In the unlikely event that a fault occurs on the Broadband network and your service is affected, simply call us on Freephone 0800 056 0856. Our Faults Helpdesk is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

If necessary, we will liase with Openreach to get the problem resolved.

Please note: If the issue is found to be line-related, Customers would still need to contact their Line Provider, e.g. BT.

What DNS Servers should I use?

Routers are normally configured to pick up DNS settings automatically. However, the following DNS Servers may be entered manually:

Primary 89.145.254.78
Secondary 94.30.127.100

In addition you may also use Google Public DNS (e.g. when Troubleshooting browsing issues).

Primary 8.8.8.8
Secondary 8.8.4.4

What is the Contract period?

You may choose a Contract Term of One Day or 12 Months.

If you sign up for 12 Months, but change your mind later on – don’t worry. We’ll simply ask you to pay for any routers we’ve supplied Free of charge during your contract to date*.

*Excluding warranty replacements. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Is ADSL2+ Broadband available in my area?

To check availability in your area please click on the link below and enter your telephone number in the box provided. If you do not have a telephone number, please select the Address Checker or the Postcode Checker.

http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome

Please note to use our service WBC ADSL 2+ must be enabled on your Exchange.

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