Spectrum Internet bring Gigabit fibre to Cardiff Gate International Business Park
Cardiff Gate International Business Park has become the first in Wales to benefit from superfast broadband as a result of the Super Connected Cities scheme. The scheme has enabled Spectrum Internet, the leading Welsh Internet Service Provider, to invest in new infrastructure bringing fibre based broadband to businesses at Cardiff Gate International Business Park.
The new service, launched in June, has improved the broadband service available in the park by increasing available speeds that were previously only between 1Mbps and 4Mbps by delivering speeds up to 100Mbps, and affordable leased line services up to 1Gbps. Businesses are able to connect to the superfast service through vouchers supplied by Cardiff Council as part of the Super Connected Cities scheme. The Super Connected vouchers pay for the connection to the new Spectrum Internet service with businesses then paying for the ongoing monthly service charge.
Secure Law, a firm of solicitors specialising in medical negligence and personal injury, is one of the first businesses to benefit. Bob Harvey, Managing Partner, says “The new Spectrum Internet service has made a dramatic difference to the broadband speeds we are receiving. Previously we were averaging speeds around 1Mbps, the experience from our new service is incomparable, with our most recent speed test showing 60Mbps.”
Aware of the necessity of fast broadband for businesses to develop and thrive, Spectrum Internet has developed packages specifically for the scheme, which is based on the premise of making business broadband accessible and affordable, with prices starting from £50 a month.
Maskell Moss, Independent Financial Advisors, was also recently connected and is seeing speeds of 94Mbps. According to Helen Burridge, Office Manager, the company is now “able to operate much more efficiently as a business” as a result of the new service.
Spectrum Internet is the leading supplier for Super Connected Cardiff and is helping a number of businesses in the city as well as assisting businesses in Newport and Bristol. The Super Connected Cities scheme is due to finish in 2015.
Picture: Giles Phelps, Managing Director, Spectrum Internet and Tony Fletcher, Managing Director, Cardiff Gate International Business Park