DCP Original. Ah – good ole’ business-grade broadband – that ability to transport multiple traffic types and signals at the same time, very quickly. According to the research firm, Ovum, by 2015, 3.6 billion people will be able to access broadband Internet services. That’s half the world! And countries like the UK are already providing fibre optic broadband, like BT superfast broadband.

Today’s businesses are relying heavily on high-capacity bandwidth and Internet connectivity. The benefits? Improving productivity, the move to cloud-based IT services, and growth. Technology infrastructure is a major factor in economic growth, as businesses decide where to locate their offices (network connectivity is a major decision criterion).

Over the last year and a half, small and mid-sized businesses have shifted from servers and storage in their local office, to outsourcing their IT infrastructure entirely. The cloud and IT-services need high-performance networks, and Ethernet services play a key role when customers need to connect to the data center.

How fast is fast?
Well, during the first quarter of this year, the global average Internet connection speed grew to 3.1 Mbps (a 17% jump over the previous year – according to a recent report from Akamai). During this quarter, the average broadband speed in the U.S was 8.6 Mbps (a 27% jump over the previous year). Who grew faster than the U.S.? The Czech Republic (34%) and  Sweden (32%).

It’s no secret that business-grade broadband is putting small and mid-sized businesses in the fast lane. You get superfast speeds and reliable connectivity (99.99% of the time), and it’s usually hassle-free installation! You also get more done, vastly improve your cloud computing, become more innovative, and save more money! Superfast broadband can make working remotely easier, so you can hire the best people to do the best job, working the hours they need to, from the location they need to.