Business broadband in the Marches

Business broadband in the Marches
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Published: February 23rd, 2016

Broadband is vital to modern business communications and it’s good to know that, by most measures, Britain is leading the big five European economies when it comes to availability, download speeds and price.

bigstock-computer-cables-and-plugs-atta-96342866And yet no-one is resting on their laurels. There is still a huge amount of effort and resources going into building on that record and particularly in getting broadband to the places that might otherwise be hard to reach.

Each of the Marches local authorities, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin have created partnerships with BT to invest more than £80m of private and public sector funds in an open fibre network (‘open’ because even though the network is built by Openreach, it can be accessed by any of the UK internet service providers to provide services to any end customer – and more than 130 already do so!).

That money is being invested on a ‘best value’ principle which aims to reach as many premises as possible with the funds available. The aim is to make superfast speeds (currently defined as more than 24 megabits per second) a reality in as many locations as possible and also deliver a ‘universal service commitment’ to all premises.

For businesses though, the broadband product isn’t necessarily the only solution and there might be a more suitable alternative, depending upon the needs of the individual organisation…

Download the below pdf for more information on the connectivity options available to businesses….

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