Need advice? Call our experts free on
0800 090 1342

FSB backs Nottinghamshire broadband campaign

Friday, July 13th 2012
The FSB has welcomed a campaign that aims to boost broadband speeds in Nottinghamshire.
FSB backs Nottinghamshire broadband campaign
A campaign from Nottinghamshire County Council to boost local broadband speeds has been backed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

The local authority is calling for internet service providers to roll out faster broadband networks in rural areas, with the FSB arguing it is essential for firms to gain access to faster internet connectivity, reports the Nottingham Post.

Figures published by the lobby group earlier this year showed slow broadband speeds affect six in ten businesses located away from urban settings.

In addition, 34 per cent of small rural businesses said they are frustrated with the reliability of their broadband service and 24 per cent expressed concerns about the value for money delivered by their connection.

Karl Sirrell, regional chairman of the FSB, argued that businesses in urban and rural areas should be given the opportunity to "tap into all markets".

"Broadband is crucial for this, especially for rural businesses that are often miles away from their customers and suppliers," he commented.

Related Stories

Superfast fibre optic broadband has arrived in the market town of Wensleydale.
Businesses in Lancashire are being given the opportunity to take part in an event showing them how to use broadband to their best advantage next week.
All Welsh telephone exchanges are to be upgraded to better broadband by 2016 under the Superfast Cymru rollout programme.
Over 300,000 homes and businesses in Birmingham have now been connected to fibre broadband, thanks to BT Openreach.
The world's fastest knitter has welcomed the arrival of superfast broadband in the Shetland Islands.
The Devonshire village of Northlew now has access to better broadband thanks to an innovative piece of technology.

Add a comment

Comment
Your name
Your e-mail address

Comments (0)

Postcode checker
Compare broadband packages in your area
Postcode
Home  |  Guides  |  Links  |  Local  |  Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms
Copyright © 2005-2014 Broadbandchoice.co.uk. All rights reserved.