There are many direct benefits your business could see as a result of having a faster, more reliable broadband service.
Follow the steps outlined here to find out if you can access superfast broadband at your business or home address. Many business premises have been upgraded by the programme already.
The Superfast Essex rollout map will explain if your property can already access superfast speeds (30Mbps and above), or if it is in the programme’s plans to be upgraded shortly.
For businesses not in plans or wanting faster speeds still, there are government broadband subsidy schemes available. The schemes provide up to £3,500 towards full fibre broadband, dependent on various criteria eligibility. Read more about the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme and the Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme.
Superfast Essex is using Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technologies in its work with Openreach and Gigaclear. Learn more about what these technologies are, and find explanations of other broadband technologies that can help businesses access faster speeds.
Visit the BEST Growth Hub to access free business support, including advice to boost your digital skills. There is a free downloadable Digital Marketing Toolkit and sign-up information for online learning lessons from the Google Digital Garage.