Kingswood Business Park in Albrighton, Shropshire will benefit from a 50Mbps fibre optic broadband line courtesy of Bespoke Computing.
The £20,000 project will supply roughly 12 companies with superfast speeds, with the option to rollout faster download speeds as and when they’re needed.
The business park was not on the rollout map for superfast upgrades from BT, despite the firm winning the Connecting Shropshire Broadband Delivery for the UK (BDUK) contract which will connect 93 per cent of the county to superfast speeds.
“Although super-fast broadband has become more widely available throughout the country, the Albrighton telephone exchange that services approximately 3,000 residential premises and 150 commercial premises, including Kingswood Business Park, has not yet been selected or scheduled for upgrade.”
The project has been funded by the landlord of the business park, obviously keen on keeping his clients happy by connecting them to cutting edge speeds.
Anthony Wiggins, who oversees marketing at Kingswood Business Park said:
“We are delighted that our client at this location has agreed to invest in the installation of this improved facility, future-proofing the office park and offering an unparalleled facility in the area to up and coming businesses of all descriptions. The facility has the built-in potential to be upgraded in the future and we hope that this estate will continue to thrive.”
We’ve witness first hand the benefits superfast broadband connections can bring to businesses, both down in Superfast Cornwall and somewhat closer to home. Despite BT promising to connect thousands of businesses across the UK to faster speeds, those in the margins are looking at getting a basic 2Mbps connection, unless of course they take matters into their own hands.