The differences between business ADSL and home ADSL broadband

ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, a broadband communications technology that can run over existing copper telephone lines. Through a single ADSL connection users can make voice calls and download data simultaneously.

Why is ADSL popular with businesses?

ADSL broadband is a popular choice amongst businesses as it provides affordable high-speed connectivity, is easy to provision and has broad UK coverage. Redcentric uses business ADSL as a way of connecting customer sites to our network; we can then deliver any one of a number of services down the line, be that Internet, inter-site connectivity, Unified Comms etc.

What is the difference between home and business ADSL?

Personal or home broadband is a standard, consumer product whereas business ADSL broadband can be tailored and scaled to fit more closely with the needs of an organisation. And whereas the residential version is always internet-based and notoriously insecure, business grade private/inter-site connectivity offers greater protection. Business broadband is also a higher-grade service, so you can expect proactive fault monitoring and management and reporting as part of the package. In addition, it tends to form part of more complex solutions, providing organisations with a degree of choice and flexibility over their primary and back-up circuits, and helping them more easily achieve their desired objectives.

What are the benefits of ADSL to businesses?

  • An affordable, easy to deploy connectivity option
  • Excellent UK coverage - > 82% for copper-based ADSL, > 86% for fibre-based ADSL
  • Enables fast networking and web access
  • Provides a viable platform for VoIP and unified communications
  • Delivered to agreed SLAs
  • Round the clock support and responsive, friendly account managers