Why digital connectivity is critical to our country

by | Mar 12, 2021

Andy Horn, CEO of IntraLAN shares his thoughts on connectivity’s importance.


Digital connectivity is at the heart of Britain’s economic health and its recovery from the pandemic.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer acknowledged this during his recent Budget Statement, and he is backing it up with the Build Back Better plan. We’ve championed this cause for years and it’s encouraging to see formal recognition from those at the top.

It’s worth pausing for a moment to consider just how vital internet connectivity has been this past year, whether that’s as a means of keeping businesses running, maintaining access to healthcare and education, or simply keeping in touch with friends and family.

Today, successful businesses are defined by robust internet connectivity and companies should have a right to all the benefits that great connectivity brings.

The government’s recovery plan does recognise this, but it will take time. In the meantime, we are doing something about it through our broadband network that’s underpinned by flexible managed IT services.

Now the country is looking to the future and driving economic recovery, digital technology has never been so important. Investment in full fibre broadband infrastructure will unlock new and exciting opportunities for companies, allowing them to grow and integrate into the global economy.

It’s time to start thinking about the digital network that underpins your businesses.

Is it scalable and optimised to support growth, has it proven agile enough to withstand the demands of a suddenly distributed workforce, does it deliver reliable connectivity and response speeds, is it secure?

These aren’t nice to haves, but necessities.

Our services provide businesses of all shapes and sizes. We tailor our solutions specifically to our customers’ needs. Our highly skilled engineers monitor network connections and telecoms systems as well as cybersecurity, remote backup and business continuity.

It’s great that we can expect investment in infrastructure, but in the meantime, we can deliver superior digital connectivity to businesses right now.