Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Bristol fibre network eligible for gigabit grant

Hub Network Services
Wednesday 29 November 17

Hub Network Services (HNS) today announced local businesses can use government grants worth up to £3000 for upgrading their broadband connections to run over Bristol City Council’s BNET high speed fibre network. This follows the 100km BNET fibre duct network’s inclusion in a new government full fibre broadband Internet scheme being trialled for a limited period in selected regions of the UK…

Hub Network Services (HNS) today announced local businesses can use government grants worth up to £3000 for upgrading their broadband connections to run over Bristol City Council’s BNET high speed fibre network.

This follows the 100km BNET fibre duct network’s inclusion in a new government full fibre broadband Internet scheme being trialled for a limited period in selected regions of the UK.

BNET easily connects businesses of all sizes to the Internet including those with large bandwidth demands such as media, marketing and software firms, large multi-tenant office buildings, and corporate premises.

Bristol-based HNS provides high speed Internet and data services to local businesses over the City Council’s BNET fibre duct network. It has already connected a number of Bristol businesses including Creative England, Rombourne Business Centres and Second Step. HNS has also put a team of local IT and telecom installation companies in place to ensure expected high demand can be addressed immediately as a result of the new grants scheme.

John Volanthen, HNS’ Chief Executive said, “Our BNET high speed gigabit Internet service is available now for direct connection to customer premises. Unlike other technologies it uses dedicated fibres between individual office premises and the local exchange. This optimises the available bandwidth for speed and ensures maximum security.”

He added: “The generous government grant scheme makes the switch to BNET even more affordable for many of the City’s bandwidth strapped businesses. Our full fibre network provides the dedicated low cost Internet & Cloud connections modern businesses need to thrive.”

Over 100 Km’s in length the BNET duct network comprising high-speed fibre optic cabling covers most of Bristol, extending from Filton in the North to Keynsham and Long Ashton in the South. Plans are in place to expand the fibre footprint by an additional 96 Km’s. A proportion of income received from firms using BNET Internet will be allocated by the Council for funding other important local services.

BNET is available for connection to businesses through HNS and its official local installation partners. Business users are supported by HNS’ 24/7/365 in-house network monitoring and support team.


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