It is all to easy to see the bad news stories on broadband and come away with the view its all a disaster, but things are improving and while the focus is on BT almost exclusively there is a lot of other providers who can provide solutions, and thus we have WarwickNet highlighting the changes they've brought to one firm in Warwick.
"It was terrible because as an innovative manufacturing business, most of our communications tools are broadband and cloud based so to function effectively, we had to take drastic action. This involved getting the WarwickNet service up and running alongside BT Broadband, with whom we still had a 12-month contract which we couldn’t get out of.
We rely on high speed connectivity to service our global customer base. Everything from our VOIP (voice over internet protocol) phones to research and development and video-conferencing depends upon a reliable internet connection and we now have that.
WarwickNet has not let us down, whereas before our Internet access would not work in the rain and BT even blamed a local hot dog van for interfering with our connection! We are in a different place now.John Petersen, communications manager for Fozmula
WarwickNet has featured in our news for bringing a combination of FTTC and FTTP to business parks and the solution in this case was a 25 Mbps leased line, which is a massive improvement of the around 2 Mbps achievable from ADSL that was the standard service available. The original release indicated that it was not just speed but reliability, with apparently RF interference from a hot dog van being blamed for poor performance at times.
For details of other business parks where the WarwickNet products are available see www.warwicknet.com/business-park-broadband. While in theory full fat fibre leased lines are available from BT, Virgin Media and other large operators these are usually delivered on a custom basis, whereas agile firms like WarwickNet usually arrive at a solution that sees them not just delivering to one firm in a business park but a number of them.