Ten countries have now made FTTP broadband available to at least 95% of their homes. The United Kingdom is trailing behind, but the rapid construction of digital infrastructure – and more affordable, flexible packages – is making gigabit internet a reality for many here.
The UK has gone from 1% coverage in 2012 to nearly 15% midway through 2020. Key full fibre deployment has been ramping up significantly the past few years, with much of the construction coming from alternative providers like CityFibre.
As a CityFibre City Champion for Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Cambridge, Coventry and Peterborough, Gigabit Networks are part of this race to keep the Midlands – and the UK – on the heels of these leading countries.
For businesses with international competition, the idea of foreign competitors operating at gigabit speeds on a more reliable internet connection may be worrying. The international economic impact of a UK running on ultrafast broadband is impossible to calculate but shouldn’t be understated.
The appeal of full-fibre gigabit internet can often be made relative to downloading a film, for example. Countries like Singapore see productivity potential, however. Singapore is now the first FTTP-only fixed broadband market in the world. This has and will continue to create infrastructure-related jobs, improve commercial productivity and makes remote working easier than ever.
The UK’s objective of nationwide gigabit broadband by 2025 may have softened, but the speed of this government push is more vital than ever, with economic recession and a changing work culture clearly shaping the near future.
Right now, companies able to access gigabit speeds will understand the impact full fibre broadband can bring but are likely unable to pay the prices for gigabit plans at the top of the UK’s capabilities.
The stopgap between now and 2025 is Gigabit Networks’ Ethernet Flex package.
At only £249.99 a month, the plan is shaped around affordability and flexibility. Ethernet Flex provides speeds of 200mbps, with the ability to upgrade in bursts to 1gbps speeds.
Your premises and workforce will improve their productivity at 200mbps and when times of upturn increase demand for upload and download speeds, the option is there.
The deal also boasts 36 months SLA with 24/7 support and up to £2,500 installation costs. Gigabit Networks understands the need for ultrafast, reliable internet in UK businesses and is here to push you forward into the next generation of internet connectivity.
So, as the UK works tooth and nail to close the gap between them and much of the developed world, make sure your business isn’t left behind.
Check your business’ gigabit availability, and contact Gigabit Networks to discuss the package that is right for you.