Standard Broadband is gradually being phased out in the UK. Leaving you with SoGEA Broadband and Full-Fibre as the 2 main options going forward. However, Full-Fibre coverage is still currently quite poor around most parts of the UK. Meaning SoGEA will likely be your best option. Here’s why you should go ahead and choose SoGEA instead of waiting.
1. Reduced Costs
Unlike regular broadband, SoGEA is a data-only connection, meaning no calls can be made over the line. As you only pay for a broadband connection you will not be charged any landline associated costs. In addition if you switch to VoIP you can avoid landlines completely and significantly lower your monthly costs.
2. Quick Install Times
SoGEA broadband is easy and quick to order and has low installation times. In most cases it can be installed within 5 working days. Because SoGEA and VoIP go hand in hand, your VoIP systems can be set up at the same time. This greatly minimises any hassle for your business.
3. Quicker Fix Times
Standard broadband customers may have a separate provider for the PSTN line and the broadband. With SoGEA however, the line and broadband are NOT separate. Faults are therefore easier to identify and only one provider needs to be contacted.
4. Uninterrupted Service past 2025
In December 2025, PSTN services will be switched off for majority of the country. This means services that rely on phone lines like your broadband will also stop working. Because SoGEA is a data only service it will not be affected by this.
5. SoGEA Broadband is Widely Available
SoGEA uses the same existing infrastructure that FTTC broadband does. As no new infrastructure is needed it means it can be deployed almost anywhere in the country with FTTC availability. The current FTTC coverage is around 95% of the UK.