BT PSTN and ISDN telephone and internet access switch off

What does the end of Openreach PSTN and ISDN services mean for business phone systems?

Communications technology has drastically advanced over the years, and this continues to be the case. In terms of telephony, BT Openreach has committed to the ending of PSTN and ISDN services by 2025. Announcing the switch-off date now means that businesses have a number of years to implement alternative phone solutions. Aside from representing a …more

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What makes the best FTTP provider?

When on the hunt for a new fibre-optic broadband provider, it’s important to make an informed choice. If you’ve already decided that FTTP (fibre to the premises) is the right broadband solution for you (and you’ve confirmed that it’s available in your area), then the first bit of hard work is done. Now you must …more

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What is the fastest internet speed in the UK?

No matter what you use the internet for, we all want to have access to the quickest possible connection. Whether you’re looking to download films, enjoy online gaming, or simply need to get online for work, a fast and strong connection is essential. Internet speeds in the UK are rising as the technical infrastructure is …more

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Cheapest fibre optic broadband for small businesses

With a huge range of providers, packages and broadband options, it’s easy to find looking for the best, and most cost effective, fibre optic deal for your small business slightly daunting. However, with a little guidance and research, finding the cheapest and best quality broadband deal is relatively simple. No matter the size of your …more

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Affordable phone systems for small businesses

Implementing the right phone solution is vital to any business, big or small. Whether it’s to build and maintain relationships with clients – or to internally connect employees – a reliable voice system remains essential to the day-to-day running of your corporate operations. Finding the right solution largely varies from business to business and depends …more

A farmer using a tablet device to connect to the internet in a rural field using a WiFi broadband connection

Rural broadband: what is the best solution?

Living, working or operating a business in a rural location can sometimes result in experiencing broadband complications. With people not even being able to consistently access their email accounts, let alone stream data, it can be endlessly frustrating. Inadequate speeds, the anxiety over losing a connection and a lack of internet communication are common concerns …more

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Installing broadband on a construction site

Establishing a broadband connection on a construction site can be challenging. It’s easy to downgrade the importance of gaining internet access if you already have a smartphone with a data plan. Need to share information, why not use the technology in your pocket to call, text or email the other person? That’s great until the …more

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Broadband for schools

Setting up an internet connection in a school doesn’t resemble the process involved when subscribing to residential broadband. In addition to the different uses for broadband in an educational setting, the way in which the connection is shared and delivered across the site or sites also needs to be considered. Instead of starting with questions …more

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FTTP broadband – everything you need to know

A revolution in internet service provision is taking place, which has the potential to encourage the growth of emerging technologies and change the ways we choose to work and collaborate. Ultrafast broadband is beginning to provide download speeds and latency times that could lead to data-intensive applications such as virtual reality and real-time telepresence being …more

What Broadband Can I Get?

Comparing broadband deals at the time of renewal can be confusing. There is a plethora of information available online, with providers guaranteeing superfast broadband speeds, different usage allowances, phone and line options and contract lengths. At Structured Communications, we look to answer the common questions we are asked by our clients below: What impacts the …more