Super fast broadband vital for economy
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:12
BT's recent announcement of a 0.7% boost to Scotland's economy stemming directly from their investment in super-fast broadband further highlights how important enhanced internet connectivity is for the country.
Super fast broadband will help to entice global corporations to set up shop in Glasgow, attracted by benefits which high speed connections can bring to a business.
For a city that thrives on the financial services and creative industries, maximizing connection speeds is imperative to future growth and job creation.
Not only that but high speed broadband presents huge opportunities for the city's existing business base, giving them the chance to develop their e-commerce offerings and further building upon the region's portfolio of fully networked businesses.
Service delivery is another area which would reap the rewards of a superfast broadband network. Businesses are increasingly turning to online solutions as a quicker, cheaper and often more reliable option for their customers and clients.
Being in an area which can facilitate any digital requirements is a position which Glasgow much aspires towards and access to superfast broadband is key to this.
If we are to compete on the international stage its vital we create the IT infrastructure to make Glasgow and Scotland an attractive place to do business.