Coming to the rescue of poorly connected businesses

Internet service provider WarwickNet has welcomed the Prime Minister’s party conference statement that ‘so many small businesses can’t get a decent broadband connection’.

As part of Theresa May’s address to the Tory party conference last week (October 5), Mrs May said that half the people living in rural areas were struggling with their broadband connections, before going on to discuss the needs of small businesses which are also being neglected.

This is a comment which has been welcomed by Coventry-based WarwickNet, which delivers high-speed connectivity to firms on business parks, industrial estates and multi-tenancy buildings across the UK.

Ben King, CEO of WarwickNet, said:

“We welcome the Prime Minister’s comments and look forward to learning more about her government’s plans to ensure better broadband connections for businesses. High-speed broadband is crucial to firms in so many ways and in this day and age, you simply cannot operate without it. Support for this initiative really has the power to transform businesses and establish the UK as a world leader in the digital economy.”

Statistics published by Ofcom last year suggest that 32% of small and medium-sized organisations, some 400,000 companies, are still waiting for access to business-grade broadband.

WarwickNet is hoping to bring an end to this problem for businesses across the UK by implementing a mixture of technologies, including Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP), Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) and Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) across all of its UK sites.

WarwickNet has plans to expand its services across an additional 100 sites in the next 12 months – an initiative which would no doubt benefit from government support in order to ensure speedier delivery and place business broadband in the same spotlight which residential properties have now come to benefit from.

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Wednesday, 26th October 2016