Fast and reliable broadband has never been more important for business

Whether you're a retail company selling direct to the public online, an exporter needing to maintain relationships with customers around the world, or a design firm needing to download and upload files, a speedy connection is key to trading.

Superfast South Yorkshire and Project Gigagbit will deliver connections which allow firms to flourish.

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Business Benefits of Fibre Broadband

  • Access to utilise cloud based services: Providing a host of benefits including increased capacity, server storage, cost savings, and enabling business to interact more efficiently with customers.
  • Online file sharing: Get instant access to shared online workspaces and take collaborative working to a whole new level
  • Media-heavy files: Shorter download time for large, media-heavy files
  •  Business utilisation of social media: Social media accounts such as LinkedIn and Facebook are used for everything from organising events, product promotion to market research. Social media has the ability to connect people and brands across the world, creating a huge global network; businesses can use these networks to connect with new and established customers and add value, using competitions, ‘how to’ videos and reviews. 
  • Increase efficiencies: Including reducing the need to travel through telephone or video conferencing, and enabling home and remote working
  • Increase innovation: Through applied and emerging technology; access new domestic and global markets through website and internet enabled marketing promotion and data transfer

MB Scooters - Doncaster

We recently caught up with Ian, the General Manager from MB Scooters. They are a small business in Doncaster who make and sell parts for classic scooter brands such as Lambretta and Vespa.

Gigabit Broadband for Existing Developments

If you currently have the fastest broadband your provider can supply, and are finding that it is still too slow for your needs, here is some guidance for forming a community project to take advantage of the above funding schemes.

Guidance for Existing Sites

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

The central government Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme provides residents and businesses with up to £4,500.00 towards the cost of installing a new gigabit-capable connection, which will allow them to make use of the opportunities provided by a faster and more reliable connection.

More information about the scheme and its eligibility criteria can be found on the scheme's official homepage, linked below:

Read more about the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Business Archive

The Superfast South Yorkshire project isn’t just about broadband infrastructure; we are keen to ensure that business and the local economy benefit from the investments in broadband infrastructure, and have offered supported South Yorkshire businesses through a number of projects.

Read more in our business archive

FTTP Case Studies

Practical Control

Electronic software and design company, Practical Control, says it has won new orders and is planning to expand its operation – thanks to ultrafast broadband.

Practical control