Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Superfast Broadband Rollout

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:00am 4th March 2012

A quarter of Cornwall is connected.

The people rolling out superfast broadband across the Duchy say another 66,000 homes and businesses are hooked up.

Among the latest areas of Penzance, Newquay, Lostwithiel and Torpoint.

Ranulf Scarbrough, BT’s Superfast Cornwall programme director, said:

“This is great progress. The fact that we have just brought superfast fibre broadband to communities as far afield as Penzance in the far West, Torpoint in the East and Newquay in the North helps demonstrate the scale and breadth of the roll-out. We are well on course to reaching 100,000 premises during the Spring.”

Nigel Ashcroft, programme director of Superfast Cornwall for Cornwall Development Company, which manages the £132 million Superfast Cornwall initiative, said:

“The momentum of the roll-out programme is matched by Cornwall’s enthusiasm for this exciting technology. We’re now seeing over 200 Cornish homes and businesses signing up to superfast broadband each week with about 4,000 premises already using this exciting technology"

“There are many examples of firms and individuals transforming their businesses and their lives with superfast broadband. It can give businesses a competitive edge and offer a wide range of educational and entertainment opportunities for households.  We plan to boost take-up even further to ensure the maximum contribution to the future prosperity of our communities.”

Among the Cornish businesses reaping the rewards of superfast broadband is Boutique Retreats, a company offering luxury self catering holidays, which is based in a converted engine house in St Agnes.

Philippa Barton, who established the business in 2007, said:

“Superfast broadband is incredible, totally brilliant! It is making everything so much easier for us and means the world is our oyster."

“Our customers are generally high net worth individuals with very little time to spare, so it is vital that the website experience we offer is completely swish and instantaneous. We recently invested in a new website and now all the features, such as the online booking and the videos, are running at peak performance."

“We can upload new videos in a second to keep the content fresh and, of course, superfast makes it far easier to upload videos and photos to social network sites, to raise our profile."

“Now we have superfast, we are using a brilliant VoIP (Voice over internet protocol) system and we routinely hold telephone conferences with owners overseas - in California, Canada or Europe. The quality is superb it is as though we are in the same room."

“We have set up a virtual private network and so now around 10 people can access our systems from remote locations. This includes our IT support staff so any glitches of any kind can be sorted out in a flash.”

8:00am 4th March 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles

Safety Of Refugee Children 'Utmost priority' Says Council

It's as Cornwall gets ready to take in 10 youngsters between now and April

falmouth floods police 1

WATCH: Flash Flooding Causes Chaos In Falmouth

A main road was closed after torrential downpours hit Cornwall

Most read
police tape

UPDATE: 'Severed' Foot Found Near Truro

A dog walker made the grim discovery in woods

poldark aidan turner eleanor tomlinson

WATCH: Why Poldark's Sparked Outrage

It was an eventful episode on Sunday...

Top articles

Safety Of Refugee Children 'Utmost priority' Says Council

Cornwall News: It's as Cornwall gets ready to take in 10 youngsters between now and April

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

UK to send soldiers to Middle East to train Syrian rebels

National News: The British Government has announced it will commit UK troops to a Syrian training mission that has previously ended in failure.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Morph creator Peter Lord says TV characters are 'goody two-shoes'

Showbiz News: Peter Lord, creator of the plasticine classic Morph, says the character's "mischievous nature, vanity and bad habits" makes him unique.

Islamic State feared to have massacred civilians near Mosul

World News: Islamic State fighters are believed to have massacred scores of people around Mosul in the past week, the UN human rights office has said.

Mourinho urged to make football, not war

Sports News: Barcelona great Xavi says Jose Mourinho needs to tone down his confrontational stance if Manchester United are to succeed.

Ranger dines out after finding giant 10kg mushroom in Falkirk

Strange News: A giant puffball mushroom with a 1.5-metre circumference and weight of more than 10kg has been found - and quickly eaten - by a countryside ranger and her colleagues.

Newer article

Camelford Water Poisoning Inquest

Cornwall News: Hearing resumers into death of Carole Cross

Older article

Loan Warning

Cornwall News: Cornwall urged to double check before borrowing money

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training


© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.