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Fibre broadband – helping small businesses grow

Thursday, 12 October 2017

What are the benefits of Superfast Broadband for businesses?

Superfast Broadband levels the playing field for small and medium sized businesses and helps them to compete more effectively in their marketplace. Even businesses based in remote rural locations can now communicate instantly with customers around the world!

Fibre broadband has the potential to help your business grow, while saving valuable time and reducing some of your running costs.

Here are some of the benefits:

Much faster transfer of information. You will find that it is much quicker to upload and download large files. Backing up and storing files takes a fraction of the time. Updating your website is much easier and fibre broadband enables you to make full use of features like video. This means that your business can become more productive and you can improve the quality of service to your customers.

Improved reliability. You will experience a much more stable and reliable connection. Larger numbers of users will be able to share the same connection and still achieve good speeds, allowing your team to perform at their best.

Reduced phone call costs. Many businesses who have switched to faster fibre broadband have taken advantage of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony. With this system, multiple telephone calls can be handled by one internet connection, which allows businesses to make big savings on the cost of calls.

Work anywhere. With fibre broadband you can set up a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) for your business. Then staff who are working remotely or working from home can access all the systems that they need, just as if they were at your office. This can give another boost to your team’s productivity.

Use cloud computing. Superfast Broadband allows you to exploit the very latest range of cloud computing services. As well as giving you access to the best systems, this can reduce the level of investment that you might need to make in hardware and software. With cloud computing, you only pay for those services that you need, on a subscription basis, giving you much greater flexibility.

Reaching out to new customers through social media. As it is so much faster to upload videos and large photo files, many businesses find that Superfast Broadband makes it easier to make the most of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as YouTube, which is now the world’s largest search engine.

Better collaboration. With fibre broadband, you can make use of low cost, reliable videoconferencing, through applications such as Facetime, Skype and Google Hangouts. Tools like WebEx enable your team to conduct online meetings and presentations. Not only do these systems allow you to work more closely with partners and customers, they can also make cost savings by reducing the need to travel to meetings and spend time away from the business.

For all the above reasons and more, access to fibre broadband is transforming the way companies do business, so check out if you can get it here.

Make sure that you are up to speed with the availability of Superfast Broadband in your area and how your business can make the switch. It is not as expensive as you might think and it has the power to take your business to the next level!

Check out how some businesses across Scotland are already benefitting.