The benefits of leased lines are now within reach of more SMEs than ever before, following Telecoms regulator Ofcom’s decision to impose new price controls on BT, the UK’s largest provider of wholesale leased line services.

Firms that fail to correctly assess future bandwidth requirements and choose to stay with cheap, lower grade broadband can quickly find themselves faced with a slower, less reliable service. If left unchecked, their long term productivity could be impaired.

Higher bandwidth solutions such as leased lines can meet a wide range of performance needs, helping businesses to future proof their network, so they comfortably cope with the demands of increased data traffic. Following a fall in their price, leased lines are now more affordable than ever.