SMALL businesses located in Roe Valley Enterprises in Limavady’s Aghanloo industrial estate can look forward to faster broadband speeds following a new partnership arrangement with telecommunications provider B4B Telecoms.
The two parties have agreed on an ambitious plan to deliver a dedicated ‘Fibre To The Premises’ solution to companies within the park.
Up to now the broadband download speed in the estate has been stalled at around two megabytes per second, so more than 25 businesses came together to campaign for increased speed and have now finally been able to sign up for the new service.
Roe Valley Enterprises chief executive Martin Devlin said: “Fast broadband speed is now effectively a utility service, as vital to small businesses as electricity and water, but unfortunately businesses in some parts of the north west had been left behind.
“But working with B4B we identified sufficient numbers of tenant companies who needed faster broadband and we went down the route of the Rural Broadband Voucher Scheme which opened up new possibilities. We are delighted with the outcome.”
Tommy O’Hagan from B4B said: “The ‘Fibre to the Premises’ solution means the estate now will have access to 1GBps services, with many tenants choosing to avail of the 100Mbps download. These speeds far surpass those available under the existing network and it represent a huge leap forward for these businesses in Roe Valley.”