Business IT Support: Without superfast business broadband north-east UK will lose millions
A warning came from the Northeast of England today that if current broadband speeds are not upgraded, businesses that rely on high speed business broadband will suffer economically unable to keep up with the ever growing internet business model. It’s now more vital than ever companies have access to the latest superfast business broadband connection speeds if they are to succeed in today’s rapidly expanding commercial environment.
Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Redcar and Stockton-On-Tees, have already received the initial backing from Westminster to invest in improving web data speeds, but other areas such as Newcastle and Sunderland, have found their plans block by a “red light” from local authorities.
According to Northern Echo, the high-speed broadband plans of several local council authorities are likely to be in trouble if they do not invest in new broadband upgrades for their governing area. Failure to see these new advances through could cost millions of pounds in lost government funding and revenue.
The north-east of the UK is the latest region to be warned of the potential damage done by not investing in the best internet available to the commercial market.
Bosses have been told they have until the end of the month to offer a satisfactory bid for government subsidies. Ed Vaizey, the broadcasting minister, said: “We do not intend to continue to fund councils, if they continue to fail to deliver.”
A large area of the UK has already invested in these upgrades if the northeast doesn’t upgrade soon they could be playing catch up with the rest of the UK’s business economy.