A survey of over 4,000 businesses in the UK conducted by NICRE – National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise – showed that the lack of quality broadband is making it harder for businesses to be “resilient and bounce back from adversity“.
Another survey conducted by the NFU on 846 farmer and grower members showed that only 38% can access broadband speeds to meet the needs of their business. 30% have download speeds of less than 2Mbps and 49% have download speeds of less than 10Mbps, while only 24% have access to superfast download speeds of over 24Mbps.
The majority of the respondents to the survey are concerned that rural areas do not have the same level of digital service and infrastructure as urban areas, including high internet speeds, coverage and reliability.
Reliable broadband and mobile connections are vital to run every modern-day business, impacting every aspect of a business, from accessing data to communicating with suppliers and keeping workers safe.
The need for speed
The importance of connectivity has never been clearer than during the last two years and the demand for reliable broadband connection has never been higher. Yet, poor connectivity remains a real issue for rural businesses across the country at a difficult time when they need to work harder to boost efficiency and productivity in the face of rising costs.
Poor connectivity in rural areas leads to reduced business productivity due to slower/non-existent connectivity, reduced social inclusion on consumer and business level, and also fewer opportunities to take an active role in the digital economy.
But there is good news! Rural businesses such as temporary construction sites or agriculture businesses, now have the opportunity to get the services they deserve and get some much-needed peace of mind.
Businesses can use Mobile Broadband as a backup service to make calls, access the Internet and the Cloud via a wireless connection at a cost that can be easily managed. Mobile broadband connectivity allows your employees to access the internet simultaneously and benefit from a reliable connection or high download speeds in places where a fixed-line broadband connection is not easily available.
What can we do for your business?
We know your business needs faster and more reliable broadband. You need an ISP that listens and understands your specific needs. At Everyday Communications, we focus on the importance of using technology to deliver advanced technologies and solutions to our customers.
Our Mobile Broadband service caters to businesses across the country and it’s ideal for companies and teams operating away from a major telecoms infrastructure, especially in out-of-town locations.
If you would like to learn more about our services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our helpful team.