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The internet has fast become an important utility, often as vital for businesses as electricity. But, as we’re sure you’re aware, with literally thousands of ISPs to choose from, who is actually the best option for your commercial internet? 

As an ISP that specialises in the business sector, here at Exa we believe we can provide everything you could require to fulfil your connectivity, security, networking and VoIP requirements. However, we recognise that there are other vendors who can also meet those needs and we believe that you should be able to make an informed decision.

Which is why we’ve put together a list of business broadband providers we would recommend, if for any reason, you weren’t to choose us.

Andrews & Arnold

Est: 1997

Products & services

  • Connectivity
  • VoIP
  • Mobile

Andrews & Arnold provide domestic and business broadband services in the UK. Their connectivity options have speeds from 80Mbps upto 100Mbps.

Daisy

Est: 2001

Daisy supplies communication solutions to organisations of all sizes in the UK. They offer a variety of connectivity options with speeds up to 300Mbps.

Products & services

  • Connectivity
  • Networking
  • VoIP
  • Cloud services

TalkTalk Business

Est: 2011

TalkTalk Business Broadband provides its products and services to organisations of all sizes in the UK. With connectivity options ranging from 76Mbps upto 1Gb leased lines.  

Products & services

  • Connectivity
  • Networking
  • VoIP

BT Local Business

Est: Dependent on franchise

BT Local Business is a franchised network of independent businesses backed by BT. They specialise in connectivity for SMEs in the UK and offer speeds upto 900Mbps.

Products & services

  • Networking
  • VoIP
  • Mobile
  • Cloud services

What to do next?

We believe in being transparent about your options and hopefully we’ve armed you with the information you require to decide whether the providers above will suit your organisation’s needs. 

In all honesty, without having a conversation with you, it is difficult for us to advise what you should do. Here at Exa, we provide future-proofed, ultrafast connectivity with our DarkLight service offering speeds up to 10Gbps, as well as a range of other internet solutions including eSafeguarding, security, bespoke networking, VoIP, domain and hosting services. 

If you would like to find out more about the products and services we can deliver for your organisation, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Is DarkLight connectivity best suited to you?

Dark fibre is perfect if you are looking for a potentially limitless, ultrafast connection with complete flexibility and control.

If you fully rely on the internet, a dark fibre connection could be the best option for you.

Is Leased Line connectivity best suited to you?

Leased Lines are best suited to you if you have high bandwidth requirements and need a reliable, uncontended service.

It is ideal for you if you regularly carry out large uploads and downloads, use cloud based services and a VoIP telephone system as well as video conferencing, for everyday communication.

Is GPON connectivity best suited to you?

GPON is a great choice for you if you need gigabit speeds but don’t need them to be symmetrical. It is becoming more widely available across the UK but may not be immediately available to you yet.

Is Rural Fibre connectivity best suited to you?

If you want to make the move to full fibre, but are based in a rural area, this option is for you.

Is FTTP connectivity best suited to you?

If you have a number of users who use cloud-based applications to upload and download data on a daily basis, but don’t transfer large amounts of data, FTTP might be your best option.

Is Gfast connectivity best suited to you?

If your line cannot support a minimum of 100Mbps, this connection is not for you. Gfast must meet the speed as a minimum. 

If your line meets this need, and you’re looking for an ultrafast, consistent and reliable connection without the hassle and upheaval of construction work – this could be a good fit.

It’s worth noting that Gfast is a stop gap to FTTP, and is not a technology that is likely to be around for a long time.

Is FTTC connectivity best suited to you?

If you need more bandwidth but don’t really need a guaranteed speed, FTTC could be for you. It is widely available throughout the UK, making it suitable as a main connection. As this connection provides higher speeds than ADSL, it is also a good option for a back up to a leased line.

As with ADSL, once the PSTN is turned off in 2025/26, FTTC will become virtually obsolete and at the very least you will require FTTP to remain connected.

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Is DSL connectivity best suited to you?

DSL connections offer very limited bandwidth so it might be right for you if you typically use the internet for less data-intensive tasks. If you’re sending emails, browsing the web, downloading very small files and working with small amounts of data – you should be fine with DSL.

It is worth noting connections based on copper wire, like DSL, will be switched off in the UK by Openreach, with a phased approach due to begin at the end of 2025. If you don’t have a fibre connection at the moment, you’ll need to upgrade this as well as move to a VoIP telephone system.

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