Middlesbrough Business Broadband

March 09, 2015
by Alex Tough

There are many acronym-heavy technologies available to business broadband customers. For example internet access can be provided using different broadband technologies including satellite, cable, telephone wires, wireless or mobile connections. The consequences of choosing the wrong access technology for your business could be an unnecessary bill running to tens of thousands of pounds.

So to help Middlesbrough businesses understand better about broadband types, we will explain each type. This will help to get the best out of your Connection Vouchers!

Types of Business Broadband


An Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line or ADSL uses a phone line to connect to the Internet. Unlike the slow dial-up modems of the past, ADSL is capable of providing a high-speed broadband connection using your existing phone line. A micro filter is required to be plugged for it to work, separating voice from data transferred over the Internet connection.

Many broadband offers that are using ADSL as the method of connection can reach a download speed of 8 Mbps and higher, but the actual connection speed will vary depending on your location.


If you already have cable TV then you live in an area served by a cable operator. You will need a special modem to run alongside your TV box, and the operator will often bundle the cost of the TV and Broadband connections together in a cost effective package.

Like the DSL connection, this is more common in towns, and is not an option if you live outside the network area.

Optical Fiber Connection

Branded as the future of Internet connection methods, optical fiber is now actively being implemented and promoted by broadband providers around the world. Its years ahead of all currently available types of broadband offers in terms of functionality, flexibility and download speed.

The only current problem with optical fiber is the fact that its availability among households is rather limited at this point. Not that many homes are able to have it depending on the country and city they’re located in, but 40-100 Mbps offered by cable fiber certainly is the broadband connection speed to aspire to.

Mobile Broadband

Mobile broadband is a form of wireless internet technology that gives users the freedom and flexibility of broadband on the move. Built in network cards and add-ons such as USB modems and adapters provide the ability of Internet access at the office, in the car or down at your local cafe.

Broadband via satellite

It is possible to receive broadband via a satellite. Most services offer up to 3.6Mbps download and 384Kbps upload speed as a standard.

The majority of satellites currently used are located in geostationary orbits. This means they appear to remain fixed above one location on the Earth’s surface, normally over the equator, enabling them to always receive and send signals back and forth to the same area on Earth. A geostationary orbit has to be at an altitude of about 23,000 miles above Earth, hence their “footprint” (the area covered by their signal) is extremely large, e.g. most of Europe for satellites targeted at this continent.

You are almost guaranteed to be able to get broadband via satellite. You will need a satellite dish and a subscription to a satellite ISP. They normally set the dish and equipment up for you as part of your installation fee.

Building, launching and operating satellites is very expensive, and these costs are necessarily passed on to people using their services. Satellite broadband tends to be more expensive than ground-based technologies and have much stricter limits in terms of how much information you can send and receive.

Connection Vouchers

The £3bn investment of Virgin Media’s network upgrade welcomes the Connection Voucher scheme with open arms in the area of Middlesbrough. The recent news that the government is extending the voucher scheme until March 2016 allows more companies to upgrade their business broadband to superfast speeds.

If you’re a SME that has broadband installation costs over £100 and you’re willing to sign up to a minimum of a 6 month contract with the broadband supplier then we can help. Rymote are proud to be in a position to offer this to our customers, we will provide all the assistance needed to make your business broadband superfast!

Who’s Eligible?

Rymote are in a proud and prestigious position to offer this to businesses in the area of Middlesbrough. We can deliver this scheme to you but first you need to;

  1. Have broadband installation that will cost over £100 and willing to sign up to a minimum of a 6 month contract with the broadband supplier.
  2. You need to be an SME, registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader.
  3. Your connection is for your business premises only, you can however apply for a connection at home if that is your work base but not if you occasionally work from home.
  4. You have not received more than £120,000 in grants in the last 3 years.

What’s Next?

You can either fill in the form below or visit our Connection Vouchers page to find out more Information.

Hurry, Connection Vouchers are available for a limited time only, so start applying today.

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