Jan 18, 2012

Superfast Broadband is improving skills and employment in Amber Valley: Derbyshire: East Midlands

The Heanor Gate Industrial Estate, based in Heanor, Derbyshire, has decided to take action to speed up the quality of broadband services, by working in partnership with Derbyshire County Council and Amber Valley Borough Council.

Easibind’s Chief Executive, Harry Skidmore, is chairman of the Heanor Gate Management Association and initiated the project. The Association was formed 15 years ago to take positive action to improve security, safety and quality of the estate, which now has the lowest business crime rate in the East Midlands.

A 1000 Mbit/s bearer is being installed on the estate, allowing companies on the estate to access their own dedicated superfast broadband that will enable them to improve their competitiveness and grown their international trade links through better use of technologies and software. Feasibility studies are being conducted to see how the broadband capacity can be used by local communities, including homes, businesses and public sector and private sector organisations. This new development will further enhance Easibind’s customer satisfaction levels by providing a faster upload/download artwork service alongside online management services. The latest developments further prove Easibind’s commitment to supporting the local community; other projects include Catapulting Kids Further in conjunction with Heanor Gate Science College and material donations to projects such as Mundy Junior School Community Gardens.

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