Family run business Temiz book-keeping Ltd has become the first of ten million homes and small businesses to benefit from a major expansion of Ultrafast broadband, giving them the confidence to expand their operation and to offer new services to clients.
The accountancy firm is now using the latest Ultrafast technology, known as G.fast, a service capable of delivering download speeds of up to 330Mbps – more than 10 times the UK national average.
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It follows an earlier announcement that Openreach would make G.fast available to more than 10 million UK homes by the end of 2020, as part of an overall plan to reach 12 million premises with Ultrafast speeds of more than 100Mbps in the same timeframe.
Gillingham was one of the first trial sites for G.fast (along with Huntingdon and Cherry Hinton in Cambridgeshire and Gosforth in Newcastle) and around 12,500 Kent households and businesses were able to take part in the trial which began in April last year. We’ve since announced a total of 17 G.fast pilot areas which are being built around the country and will mean thousands more homes and businesses will be able to connect to the service during 2017.
Mehmet Uzum, who runs the bookkeeping business with his wife Gulcihan, explained how the new Ultrafast speeds are helping them devise plans to expand into new markets and grow the business. He said: "All our client data is stored in the Cloud. Having Ultrafast speeds means we can download and upload that data instantly – however many client accounts we are working on at the same time.
"Uploading heavy data files could take a couple of hours with the speeds we had before but now we can achieve the same in a matter of minutes – it is a big time saver.”
You can check if Ultrafast is available in your area by visiting our fibre checker.