The UK government is committed to delivering gigabit-capable broadband to every home and business in the UK by 2025, as part of its Project Gigabit initiative.
By investing in fibre connectivity, the UK government aims to boost the economy, create jobs, and level up the country.
Grants, vouchers, and funding are available to help businesses and public sector organisations access fibre connectivity, especially in rural and hard-to-reach areas.
Fibre connectivity can offer many benefits to UK businesses, such as:
- Efficiency: Fibre connectivity can enable businesses to use cloud-based services, online collaboration tools, video conferencing, and remote working, which can improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance customer service. Fibre can also support the adoption of automation, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, which can streamline business processes, increase accuracy, and optimise performance.
- Security: Fibre connectivity can provide a more secure and resilient network for businesses, as fibre optic cables are less susceptible to interference or damage than copper wires. Fibre connectivity can also support the use of encryption, firewalls, and backup systems, which can protect business data and assets from cyber threats.
- Inclusion: Fibre connectivity can help businesses to reach new markets, customers, and suppliers, as well as to access global talent and expertise. Fibre connectivity can also promote social inclusion and digital skills, as it can enable businesses to offer flexible and remote working opportunities, as well as to support local communities and charities through digital platforms.
IDNet is hosting a series of networking events around the UK to support fellow B Corps and other value-aligned businesses. Hosted informal discussion groups led by subject experts will help you get ready for the ‘Future-Fibre Workplace’. Events are by invitation only, so if you are interested in applying to attend the next session, please contact Tim@idnet.net
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