Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Halesworth: BT roll out new Ethernet broadband service for town

09:00 13 September 2012

BT is rolling out a new superfast broadband service in Halesworth

BT is rolling out a new superfast broadband service in Halesworth

BUSINESSES, schools and retailers are all set to benefit after a high speed communications network was rolled out to a north Suffolk market town.

BT’s Ethernet is now available in Halesworth.

The technology, which is aimed at medium-sized businesses, shops, schools and other organisations, makes it possible to opt for a choice of guaranteed broadband speeds over a dedicated line and across multiple sites.

Halesworth joins a number of communities in the county which have already been upgraded, including Ipswich, Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

Dave Hughes, BT regional director for the East of England, said: “This is another important step forward.

“Ethernet allows organisations to connect to their sites and customers locally, around the UK and internationally on an extremely secure and reliable network.

“It will also help public sector organisations run even more efficient networks, saving money and protecting public services.

“For any company considering investing in the East of England, high-speed Ethernet is attractive while it can help existing businesses work and communicate more effectively.”

Customers can choose Ethernet speeds between one megabit per second (Mbps) and 10 Gigabits per second (Gbits). At the top rate of 10Gbits the system is capable of transmitting 10 billion bits of information per second.

The expansion of Ethernet is in addition to the £2.5billion BT roll-out of fibre broadband, expected to reach two-thirds of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2014.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Suffolk Business Ambassadors on their tour of the Port of Ipswich.

A group of Suffolk business leaders who have accepted the challenge of encouraging more inward investement in the county have been given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Port of Ipswich.

The 2015 Menta Trade Fair at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.

With just a few days until the Menta Trade Fair on Tuesday, October 4, plans are being finalised for the biggest business event yet seen in Bury St Edmunds.

Earl Soham. Credit: Mike Page.

Owners of an east Suffolk business centre are looking to convert some of its older buildings into residential use – while finding new sites for those being displaced.

An example of the Mantsinen 200M hydraulic crane.
Picture: Cooper Specialised Handling

Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £6m in new hydraulic cranes from Finnish firm Mantsinen for five of its ports including Ipswich.

Viv Gillespie,  principal at Suffolk New College.

Suffolk New College has become the first organisation to sign up as a patron of the Young Chamber scheme run by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and work.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24