Upgrading the UK?s full fibre ultrafast broadband network is vital for businesses and the economy ? now and in the future, according to Ben King, CEO of WarwickNet.
Recently it was reported that a quarter of UK businesses don?t have adequate broadband. This is despite the government?s target of “superfast” connectivity for 95 per cent of Internet users by December 2017.
Just a few weeks after telecoms regulator Ofcom ordered BT to legally separate from its Openreach subsidiary, the latter division reiterated its aims to deliver superfast broadband to millions by unveiling the first firm to use its speedy offering ? viva la FTTP revolution!
Real Business recently received a letter from the chairman of Williams Automobiles regarding his BT broadband problems. We thought we would share ? and that it would encourage to step forwards with their stories as well.
You cannot understate the role of broadband connectivity in the UK?s economy. Our technology sector is exploding ? there are 1.46m people employed in digital tech companies in the UK, 98 per cent of which are small businesses.
BT has pulled its capabilities back to ?sub-Gigabit? levels to deliver competitive services over long distances. That?s innovative and ? some might say ? courageous. And it?s making operators across the globe think differently about FTTP.
As part of our broadband campaign, aiming to have the voices of SMEs struggling to do business online heard, we talked with Broadband Genie editor Matt Powell about his own aggravating Internet experiences.