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BT doubles speed of fibre broadband for UK SMEs

With small and medium sized enterprises increasingly reliant on technology that requires fast, stable and secure connectivity, reliable high-speed broadband has become essential.

According to research from Populus1, 64% of UK SMEs predict they will need faster broadband speeds from their current provider in the coming years. And more than three-quarters say they couldn’t operate for more than 24 hours without the internet – for things like emails, payments and connectivity to data stored in the cloud. Speed was the most frequently mentioned concern by SMEs about broadband.

We're helping UK SMEs work smarter and faster in the office - and on the move - as they increasingly embrace cloud-based services. And BT customers now receive some of the fastest fibre business broadband speeds generally available in the UK as standard.

We've adopted speeds of up to 76Mbps as the new entry level for our business fibre broadband service. All qualifying BT Business Infinity customers on up to 38Mbps have had their speed upgraded to 76Mbps. This happened free of charge. Without the customers having to lift a finger.

By making 76Mbps our new standard business fibre broadband speed, we're ensuring brilliant connectivity at a speed that will enable them to grow and thrive. Add to this our superfast 4G mobile network and our customers really are better connected than ever before.

For further information about how we’re working with UK's SMEs so they can take advantage of the latest technologies, visit


1 online survey of 500 IT/Telecoms decision makers at companies with up to 249 employees, conducted by Populus in October 2015.


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