Super connectivity - essential to all businesses

15th February 2017

If we were to lose the internet for a day, it is estimated that approximately 200 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches would have to wait.

Don't let your business get caught up in this queue, prepare your business; switch to fibre broadband and gain all of the benefit! Your business can say goodbye to days of old where staff had to compete for access to slow and limited conventional broadband services - connect to fibre broadband. Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY), is almost half way through its programme to extend the fibre footprint and delighted to be delivering Ultrafast fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband to many Enterprise Zones and Business Parks across South Yorkshire. More than 30 business parks will benefit across the region; including Sheffield Business Park, Templeborough, Decoy Bank, Ashroyd, Tinsley Park, Europa Link, Capitol Court, Robin Hood Airport and Dinnington. Work is underway and businesses can now connect to this technology in the Lower Don Valley area of Sheffield. Check your coverage and development phase: The opportunities and benefits to businesses are unarguable and include:-  Improved customer relationships  Provision of a 24/7, 7 days per week operation (where business need dictates)  Access to truly global markets Increased efficiencies resulting in increased productivity, sales and profits Real time and home working; having access to cloud based files and services Improved work life balance Cost savings due to cloud data storage and telephony services such as VOIP FTTP delivers Ultrafast speeds from 100 mbps to 300mbps, giving every single business, regardless of size, age and sector, a real business boost in their endeavours to achieving true growth potential and long term sustainability. If your business is not located within an Enterprise Zone or Business park, you can also receive fibre broadband with excellent speeds of 24mbps to 80mbps, bringing improved reliability and fantastic connectivity which will enable you to grow. 65% of small businesses are using digital technology to reduce costs • 78% of sole traders invest no money in digital skills Director for Exclusive Mirrors, Stuart Morgan, based in Rotherham, shared his enthusiasm at the news of the faster broadband connection from Superfast South Yorkshire, via Twitter. He said: -I am delighted with the recent news of the upgrade of my local Dinnington cabinet; we had to use three broadband connections which was a significant annual fee. Now with the superfast fibre broadband I am able to use just one broadband connection saving me nearly £1,000 a year. -I think the initiatives of Superfast South Yorkshire are opening up fantastic opportunities for local businesses in the Yorkshire area and are allowing us to become more competitive in UK markets and specifically helping us to interact more effectively with our customers. Natalie Ward, Programme Manager for Superfast South Yorkshire, says; -We understand the needs of local businesses and have worked extremely hard to secure additional funding of £4.8 million to ensure that Enterprise Zones and Business Parks across South Yorkshire, gain the benefit and opportunities for their businesses, with ultrafast broadband speeds. Superfast South Yorkshire was formed in September 2014 as the four South Yorkshire local authorities signed a contract with BT worth £22m to extend the availability of fibre broadband. A further £4.8 million was secured to introduce ultrafast capability and further extend fibre broadband to 99% of South Yorkshire. The project is jointly funded by Sheffield City Region LEP, the Government's Broadband Delivery (BDUK) fund, BT and supported by the Sheffield City Region European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), part of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) portfolio 2014 to 2020. SFSY is a phased roll out which is due to compete in 2019. Check your coverage using the postcode checker: Email: | Twitter: @superfastSY

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