The Government has made a commitment to help everyone in the UK access a basic broadband service. A subsidised broadband installation is now available if a location cannot access an affordable 2Mb/s solution.
Businesses first need to check they cannot access superfast broadband (speeds of more than 24Mb/s) on this website: www.gov.uk/gosuperfast. They then to check speeds at their location by visiting this website: www.dslchecker.bt.com.
If there are no plans to bring superfast broadband to the business location within the next 6 to 12 months and the current speed is confirmed as less than 2Mb/s, you are eligible for a grant from the Government to access an affordable broadband service. People looking for a cost-effective alternative to satellite often consider 4G and the scheme provides a contribution towards the equipment and installation of a 4G data connection.
The problem with 4G is often that it is not unlimited, and customers can be charged extortionate amounts for going over their monthly allowance.
First movers have solved these problems by developing management portals and integrating cost-effective data SIMs into business-grade routers - adding monitoring and control.
If you are looking for a reliable mobile broadband partner to help your customers benefit from the scheme, contact Jola.