A new study has revealed that the better and faster a broadband connection is, the more benefits businesses get from it.
This is the idea that has been the cornerstone of the rural broadband campaigns, and now these claims have been given a boost with the results this survey by BT Business.
Over seven thousand small and medium businesses were involved in the research, which found that sixty one per cent believed that their businesses benefited from a faster and more reliable broadband service.
These benefits include better websites, ability to work from home, mobile computing and, most important of all for businesses, improved e-commerce.
In addition to these advantages around a third of companies reported that they were able to save money by using technology.