actnow launches new era of 'anytime anywhere business'
actnow, the Objective One project
set up to spearhead the growth of broadband amongst businesses
in Cornwall, has launched a campaign to promote use of wireless
broadband hotspots in Cornwall.
actnow has sponsored some hotspots
in strategic locations so that there is now an excellent infrastructure
of hotspots right across Cornwall.
Nigel Ashcroft, project director, say: "In Cornwall,
you are now never more than 10 minutes from broadband. Now
you can enjoy the speed and convenience of broadband internet
deep on Bodmin Moor, in a stunning clifftop location - or
just at a convenient stopping place on the A30, over a cup
Wireless broadband hotspots are available at more than 100
sites in Cornwall – including cafes, pubs, service stations,
hotels and many more sites in Cornwall.
At a hotspot, so long as you have a wireless enabled laptop
or PDA, you can connect to broadband internet while you are
out and about for less than 1p a minute.
Peter Phelan, director of Prophoto Ltd in Penryn, says: "Having
access to the power and speed of broadband when I am away
from the studio means I can keep the business buzzing and
responsive at all times. Hotspots have transformed the way
John Berry, managing director of Cornwall Enterprise, says:
"Increasingly businesses want to be able to contact
their customers or colleagues from wherever they are. Broadband
has liberated business from their office. Business now happens
24/7 and from wherever the brains behind the business are."
Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Partnership,
says: "Broadband has revolutionised business in
Cornwall. The development of wireless hotspots is the next
step as we work to ensure that Cornwall leads the way in the
actnow is inviting businesses to
an evening to discover more about 'Business Anytime
Anywhere' at Kingsley Village, Fraddon, on 26th January
2006. Call actnow on 0800 800 935
to reserve a space.
For more information on hotspots in Cornwall, visit
The actnow programme is a demand-led
initiative to encourage businesses in Cornwall to gain the
support they need to move into the broadband economy. It is
one of the largest private and public sector partnerships
in Cornwall since the county was granted Objective One status
by the European Union in 2000.
The £20 million project is part financed by the European
Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
and the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund
(EAGGF). Other project partners include Cornwall Enterprise,
the Objective One Partnership Office, BT, the Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the South West of England
Regional Development Agency, Cornwall County Council, Business
Link Devon and Cornwall and Cornwall College.
For more information, contact Emma Lydon on 0800 800 935
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439