Broadband has brought people together and encouraged many businesses to adopt increasingly flexible working practices.
While high speed internet connections have had their biggest impact in the home – facilitating the spread of social networks and other cutting-edge communications technologies – businesses have also been quick to capitalise on the huge benefits of broadband.
Practically every office space in the UK now has some form of internet connection and the infrastructure has allowed businesses’ workers to adopt practices like mobile working.
Edd Dawson, editor of broadband.co.uk said: “People can work from home, obviously. [For] anyone who’s got a desk job, an information job, the possibilities to work from home are endless nowadays and it’s actually become a reality for many people.”
There are now 503 million broadband subscribers around the globe, according to ABI Research.