Running a small business means making several decisions each day. One decision you'll likely have to make early on is how to connect your business. Your internet connection should be fast, reliable and affordable, so you can focus on the hard stuff, like growing your revenue. Here are some tips for choosing the best business internet plan for your needs.
Which internet plan is best for small businesses?
There are many reasons why small businesses might want to choose a business internet plan from AT&T, including unlimited internet data, security features, proven reliability1, and fast download and upload speeds.
Should I get AT&T business internet if my business only has one location?
If you run a small business and have no employees, you might want to consider either an AT&T Internet for Business plan or an AT&T Business Fiber plan. You will want to see what’s available at your service address to find which plan is best for you. There are multiple plans and price points with each option depending on your speed needs and your location.
AT&T Internet for small business may also be the best internet option for businesses with less than ten employees whose owners are looking for connectivity for video conferencing, uploading large files, point of sale systems and Wi-Fi for guests.
If you run a larger business with over 20 employees and multiple locations, you might consider a High Speed Internet - Enterprise plan. With an enterprise plan, you can expect even faster speeds, a single contract and around-the-clock customer care.
Best AT&T Business Internet Plan for your Business:
|Size of business||Connectivity needs||Recommended AT&T service|
|0 employees, single location operations
|Basic Internet connectivity for video conferencing and uploading large files||AT&T Internet for Business or AT&T Business Fiber plan for small business (depending on availability)
|<20 employees||Basic Internet connectivity for video conferencing, uploading large files, point of sale systems and Wi-Fi for guests
|AT&T Internet for Business or AT&T Business Fiber plan for small business (depending on availability)
|20-99 employees||Complex networking criteria, more secure Internet connectivity that is resilient to outages and robust customer support||High Speed Internet – Enterprise|
|100+ employees, multiple locations||Must connect all locations seamlessly with secure access to critical apps and requires robust customer support
|High Speed Internet – Enterprise|
Can I use home internet for business?
In some cases, your home internet plan may cover the needs of your small, home-based business. This is likely the case if you have no employees and need only basic connectivity.
How much speed do I need for a small business?
AT&T Business Fiber offers three separate plans for small businesses: Business Fiber 100, Business Fiber 300 and Business Fiber 1000. These plans offer maximum download and upload speeds of 100 Mbps, 300 Mbps, and up to 1GIG Mbps, respectively2. They all also come with internet security. The speed you need will depend on the size, scale and function of your business.
How much does internet cost for a small business?
For small businesses, the price of AT&T business internet varies by plan. Prices start at $40/month3. You might also consider an AT&T business bundle, which would provide internet service and phone service for your small business and may come with the added benefit of a reward card offer.
How much does AT&T business internet cost for a business with more than 20 employees and complex connectivity needs?
For pricing of an AT&T enterprise business solution, call 877.475.0283.
It takes courage to start a small business and seamless connectivity to keep it thriving. Choosing the best Internet plan for your small business is a great first step on the path to success.
This article is AT&T sponsored content written by Katherine Wrobleski, an AT&T employee and a TechBuzz contributor.
- Based on network availability
- Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds and are based on wired connection to gateway. 1GIG speeds avail. to new customers with BGW320 and correct setup. Actual customer speeds are not guaranteed and may vary based on several factors. For more information, go to www.att/com/speed101.
- Plus taxes, when bundled with Business Voice & 1-yr term.