Faster broadband boost for business

A Garstang business is one of the first in Lancashire to improve its IT productivity by taking advantage of higher internet download speeds, thanks to a new radio broadband service.

Central Power Services, which specialises in the supply, installation and maintenance of emergency power systems has signed a contract with Blackburn-based Abbey Telecom.

“With radio broadband, we put ourselves in direct touch with a transmitter which beams the service directly to our building,” said Central Power Services Ltd managing director Stuart Brakewell.

“It’s really important when modern communications increasingly rely on things like video conferencing and large data transfers.

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

Abbey Telecom offers the service to businesses within radio reach of strategically-placed transmitters on top of the region’s highest hills.

It is designed not only for rural businesses, but also those in industrial, suburban and metropolitan areas who currently experience lower transmission speeds and inconsistency with their broadband connectivity.

“It all comes down to physics and geography really,” explained Abbey Telecom managing director Tony Raynor.

“We know that many businesses find that their broadband service can be hampered simply by their distance from the nearest telephone exchange.

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

“We can help improve download speeds for businesses at a fraction of the cost of a traditional fibre connection.”

Anyone interested can find out more at, or call Abbey Telecom on 01254 272 000.