Broadband in the air gets set for take-off

Abbey Telecom MD Tony Raynor (left) and Central Power Services' MD Stuart Brakewell.

Abbey Telecom MD Tony Raynor (left) and Central Power Services' MD Stuart Brakewell.

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A Fylde businessman says better broadband service could be in the air for local firms.

Tony Raynor from Abbey Telecom says his firm have diversified to offer a new service – radio broadband.

He says businesses looking to improve their IT productivity can now take advantage of higher internet download speeds, thanks to a new radio broadband service.

It operates thanks to strategically placed transmitters on some of the county’s highest hills.

He said it was designed not just for rural businesses but also for suburban and metropolitan areas where people experience lower transmission speeds and inconsistent broadband connectivity.

Tony, of Lytham, said: “It all comes down to physics and geography really. We know that many businesses find that their broadband service can be hampered simply by their distance from the nearest exchange.

“With radio broadband technology we bypass heavy internet traffic going down traditional copper wiring lines. ”

One of the first firms to take up the service was emergency power specialist Central Power Services of Garstang.

MD Stuart Brakewell said: “It’s improved our IT productivity and given us peace of mind when it comes to connectivity.”

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