7 reasons you need it now to run your businesst
There aren’t many businesses that don’t appreciate the importance of good internet connectivity nowadays. It’s an absolutely vital business commodity like electricity and water, and without it a business simply stops functioning.
However, fast and reliable internet has long been kept as an expensive luxury for the bigger businesses with dedicated ethernet lines running at hundreds of pounds each month. That is, until FTTP, or Fibre to the Premises, arrived. This full fibre service promises to deliver fast, reliable speeds of up to 1Gbps at affordable prices, accessible to every size of business across the UK.
And we’re starting to see real traction now. The UK Government has promised to deliver nationwide full fibre broadband coverage to 85% of the UK by 2025; this figure currently stands at around 27% so the rollout will increasingly be fast and furious. If you’re lucky enough to live in an FTTP area, grab it now and gain this competitive advantage at the earliest opportunity you can.
Here are 7 brilliant (and alliterative) reasons why your business needs FTTP as quickly as it can get it:
Quite simply, full fibre internet gives your business the fastest broadband speeds available, up to 1,000 Mbps. If you think that the average FTTC connection is only 42 Mbps, that’s lightning fast! Imagine how much more your colleagues could do with that extra time.
Fibre technology is built to last. It’s been proven to minimise drop-outs which means that it’s the perfect connection for services that need constant reliability such as cloud voice services where a dropped phone call can mean a lost sale or bad service experience.
With more speed comes better bandwidth and the ability to download more data and information to support your business. This also means that, as a business, you can have more devices and systems connected and reliant on the internet without issue, something that’s increasingly important in today’s cloud-based world where everything from desktop apps to voice communications are run as a cloud-based service.
Full fibre makes fast internet affordable for everyone. Businesses need to be careful to understand the difference between consumer and business FTTP as they will come with different service guarantees. Not being able to run your business is very different to being unable to stream the latest Netflix movie, so it’s worth paying the extra – and seriously think about what great internet connectivity is worth to you. We guarantee you’ll be spending more on tea, coffee, milk and biscuits – is that really your biggest business priority?
FTTP is exactly that – fibre to the premises – it provides a fibre connection all the way to your front door, so that last mile isn’t shared with anyone. This makes the connection dedicated just for you, no sharing or battling for bandwidth with your neighbours.
As full fibre is being rolled out, the current FTTC technology is being discontinued and, in a few years, will be turned off completely. So, the upgrade to FTTP is something you’re going to have to do. So, why wait? If you move now you reap all the benefits ahead of your competitors who may not have the availability yet, plus you’ll be future-proofing your business for years to come.
And lastly, and possibly most importantly, internet connectivity is what keeps us all connected and productive. It keeps our colleagues collaborating, our customers communicating and our businesses growing. Businesses spend millions each year investing in cloud technologies and then compromise on the underlying connectivity that keeps those technologies delivering. Internet connectivity is the one thing businesses should never compromise on to stay productive and successful, so if FTTP is available in your area grab it the moment you can.
We’re really excited by the Full Fibre (FTTP) rollout across the UK and the new opportunities it’s affording businesses big and small. Give us a call on 0800 160 1111 to talk more; we’ll check availability in your area and talk you through your options.