Broadband comes to Liskeard!
Thursday 24th July sees the launch of broadband internet
in Liskeard, after a vigorous campaign by local people to
prove that there was a high level of demand in the town.
Broadband offers high speed internet at up to 40 times faster
than a standard dial up connection. It also offers 'always
on' connection for a fixed price and can be used simultaneously
with the telephone using the same line. For businesses and
self employed people, this means huge savings in time and
money and can open up opportunities for online trading which
they could only dream of up until now."
Jane Pascoe who runs Purdy's Bakery in the town and
is Secretary of the Liskeard Chamber of Commerce says: "The
Chamber of Commerce have been campaigning for broadband in
Liskeard and we are absolutely delighted. We believe broadband
is essential for businesses to be able to compete in today's
fierce marketplaces. Broadband will also help the commercial
development of the town. There are often enquiries from businesses
looking to move to the area and they have been put off by
the fact we have not had broadband up until now."
There is further great news for Liskeard as it has just been
announced that actnow, the Objective One project which was
set up last year to bring broadband to businesses in Cornwall,
will offer a substantial rebate on the costs to local businesses.
Through actnow, the cost of a broadband connection is from
only £19.99 a month and further rebates are available
to help with the cost of business development to exploit the
new technology to the full.
Nigel Ashcroft, Project Director of actnow, says: "The
arrival of broadband in Liskeard will be a terrific boost
to local businesses and is likely to accelerate the regeneration
currently happening in the town. It is the icing on the cake
that thanks to Objective One, businesses will be able to enjoy
the benefits of broadband at a subsidised cost through actnow and can also take advantage of our free advice service."
To celebrate the arrival of broadband in the town, actnow are holding a free reception at the Lord Eliot Hotel on Thursday
24th July between 6 7.30 pm. There will be an opportunity
to hear more about broadband and actnow and network with other
All self employed people and businesses based in Liskeard
are welcome. To reserve a place, just call Kathryn Roberts
on 01209 722850.
actnow is an Objective One funded project set up last year
to bring broadband internet to Cornwall. It is a £12.5
million pound project in which Objective One has invested
£ 5.25 million. actnow encourages take up of broadband
in Cornwall and helps businesses make the most of the opportunities
it presents. There are now almost 2000 sign ups to broadband
in Cornwall from small businesses alone.
Partners in the actnow project are Cornwall Enterprise, BT,
Cornwall College, Business Link and the South West Regional
For further information, call Emma Lydon on 01209 72285
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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