25% of all registered businesses in the UK are rural and they employ 13% of the working population. The rural economy contributes 40% of the UK’s Gross Value Added (GVA) – over £400 billion. However, a key issue faced by businesses in rural areas is that poor telecoms coverage is still holding them back (particularly high-speed internet connectivity and 4G coverage).
As the possibility of a no-deal Brexit deal increases, what would be the impact on our telecoms if it were to happen? Is it another cause for concern for small businesses or are there some potential benefits?