Peter Kelly

Slow Broadband is Biggest Time Waster for Small Businesses

Slow Broadband is Biggest Time Waster for Small Businesses

Slow broadband speeds have become small business’ biggest time waster, a new report by Virgin Media Business has revealed. Surveying 1,000 small business decision makers, the report found that the average employee in a small firm loses 15 minutes every day due to poor internet online connections. While over half (57%) of small businesses say they now couldn’t function without the internet, slow connection speeds are now tied with customer service queries as having the biggest impact on work productivity queries. Over a third of businesses surveyed (34%) said they believe a faster internet connection would accelerate their growth overall. Peter Kelly, managing director of Virgin Media Business, said: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK’s economy but need the right tools and ... »