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1) Check your speed and usage! The first and most important thing to do is to make sure you’re paying for exactly what you need.  Go to any number of online speed tests and check your internet speed.  If it’s only a few MB/s off then you’re fine but if you’re paying for 100 MB/s and only getting 3 MB/s, there need to be some changes. You also need to check how much data you’re using, as oftentimes people buy higher data packages than they need.  If you find yourself consistently 50+ GBs being unused every month, consider looking for a cheaper plan that’ll work better for you and your company.

2) Make sure you don’t rack up additional fees.

This next point is directly related to the above one.  While it’s important not to overpay for services you simply don’t need, you also need to make sure you’re not going over any monthly limits set by your internet company.  That £50 a month plan might seem perfect, but you could very well end up paying twice that thanks to overage fees. On that same note, keep track of when your data resets each month so that you can schedule big events at the start of it.

3) Check out any additional benefits/services offered by your internet provider.

Believe it or not, a lot of people just don’t pay attention to everything they might be getting.  For instance, from Baltic Broadband you’re not just getting internet but we offer same-day switch-on for some of our packages, 24/7 monitoring, free inter-office data, and a whole host of  features to help every type of business, not to mention our many different packages. It’s also important to look for particularly good deals.  Baltic Broadband even offers 1-month contracts so that you’re never locked in and can leave at any time.

4) Consider new technology applications.

One of the biggest ways to start moving towards the future is to look into the Internet of Things.  It’s a fairly new ‘system’ but is pretty easy to understand and can be worked into most businesses to improve efficiency.  To keep it simple, it uses sensors and the internet to provide real-time data on… well… anything you want! Everything from city infrastructure to coffee shops to telemarketers can find a use for the Internet of Things and one of the great things about it is that it tends to only use a small amount of data depending on what you’re using it for. The internet, especially today, is used for a vast number of things and is integrated entirely into our society.  It’s important to make sure you’re not only getting what you paid for, but not getting more than you need.]]>

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