Superfast broadband makes home life more fun, connected and productive. It opens up a vast world of learning and entertainment; provides better, cheaper and easier ways to keep in touch with friends and family across the world; and creates opportunities to work and learn successfully from home, revolutionising our lives.
Watch, listen and read
Lightning quick connection speeds means downloading films, music and ebooks can be done in a flash, letting you enjoy your favourites, whenever and wherever you like.
Get the whole family online together
Superfast broadband means the entire family can use multiple devices at the same time with no interruptions. The consistent and reliable service allows the whole family to use the internet at once; playing games, watching on demand TV, using social media, and doing homework, without any drop in the connection.
Keeping in touch
The faster connection means you can chat and see family, friends and work colleagues wherever they are using high definition video and voice calls.
Keep those precious moments safe
Superfast allows you to use online data storage (such as cloud computing) to back-up and save photos, videos and other precious memories.
Maintain older people’s independence
Superfast makes it easier for elderly and disabled people to maintain their independence and continue to live at home by taking advantage of new telecare and telehealth services that use the internet to alert health workers if they need help.
Learn something new
Learning has never been easier to access or more inspiring, with video, audio and interactive online courses. Superfast broadband allows you to access great resources to revise for exams, take up a new hobby or train for a new career.
Work from home
Superfast access to cloud computing, video conferencing and your employer’s network means that working from home has never been easier, allowing you to cut your commute and balance your work and home life more successfully. Superfast broadband makes it easier to set up a business too, opening access to low-cost business software and the quick upload and download of large files and images.
Superfast broadband can help transform existing businesses and enable new start-ups to get established. Reliable and consistent connectivity can boost productivity, even at the busiest times, regardless of the number of users online, and make it possible to build new business contacts around the world, reduce travel, and save money.
Communicating with customers
Superfast broadband can revolutionise how you communicate with customers and colleagues – improving customer service and cutting bills by speaking face to face with clients using video conference platforms for ‘virtual’ meetings in real-time.
Social media is here to stay and superfast means you can make the most of its instant, far reaching and cost-effective brand awareness and marketing opportunities.
Improve the look and feel of your website
Superfast broadband allows you to improve the look and functionality of your website. It is quick and easy to load high quality pictures and video and boost sales by giving your customers a richer experience.
Take advantage of affordable and cutting edge software
Superfast broadband gives you access to a raft of affordable leading-edge software and applications that can help you work more efficiently, connect with customers and colleagues around the world and allow you to be flexible about when and where you work.
Save time and money with ‘the cloud’
Cloud computing offers you greater flexibility about when and where you access the internet and can save you time and money. With the cloud software and data is hosted remotely at a data centre, not on your computer, so you can access it anywhere and from any device, as long as it’s connected to the internet.
Collaborate with others
Superfast broadband also makes it easy to share ideas and information with your colleagues or clients and collaborate on projects in a completely paperless way by making use of a cloud based secure work space.
Work flexibly from home
Superfast broadband can give you access to your business network from pretty much anywhere, so you can work from home or other locations and save time to enjoy your life in and out of work.
Data, data, data
These days we all need to handle more and more data and that takes bandwidth. Superfast broadband allows you to quickly send and receive super large video and graphic files as well as back-up your data remotely to keep documents safe and secure.
Your business could be eligible for a broadband connection voucher worth up to £3,000 to get superfast broadband.