The importance of speedy broadband for your business
There are a growing number of technologies that businesses can use to access speedy broadband or the Internet. For years, most businesses have used ADSL, which was limited to around 28mbps. With the rollout of fibre Internet, VDSL became the predominant form of Internet, this normally uses FTTC, which is fibre to the cabinet, it then uses copper for the connection to your home, and it is normally limited to around 70Mbps. Virgin Internet has been a popular option for years, and they have progressively been increasing the speeds available with gigabit currently available. More recently, many companies are rolling out FTTP, or Fibre to the premises. This is both via BT Openreach and CityFibre and will typically start at 150mbps and go up to 1000 Mbps. An increasingly popular option is to use 5G routers as a form of Internet access, in theory, this can hit gigabit speeds, but generally, it is a few hundred megabits per second.