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Consumer Broadband a “false economy” for Small Businesses

Consumer Broadband a “false economy” for Small Businesses 19th November 2010 Almost a quarter of small firms are at risk of restricting their internet use or paying more than they need to by using consumer broadband, new research has found. The recent survey of 1,000 small firms by price comparison website Consumer Choices found that 24% used broadband packages designed for consumer use rather than subscribing to commercial broadband, in the belief home services were cheaper. Just 59% of respondents subscribe to business broadband services. However, Consumer Choices’ head of business development, Simon Piper, said small firms using consumer broadband could suffer from poor connection speeds or lack of bandwidth. “The most important difference between business and consumer... »