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Date Published: 21st September 2018

Somerset business park targets digital businesses with 100Mbs fibre optic broadband


The Stables Business Park, just off the A38 close to Junction 22 of the M5, is looking to create new jobs locally by wooing digital businesses with a new ultra-fast fibre optic broadband connection offering speeds of 100Mbs for both uploads and downloads.

“Fast, reliable connectivity to the Internet is critical for many of today’s businesses,” says the Park’s owner Tom Dalley, “and several of our ‘data-hungry’ tenants have been asking us for ever-faster speeds. We were one of the first locally to join up to fibre optic broadband – and we have now invested in upgrading that to a really rapid 100Mbs service.

“There is no other business location we know of locally that can come close to these speeds, and that gives us enough capacity to support the new generation of digital and creative businesses and make this a true ‘hub’ for one of the fastest growing sectors in the region.”

The Stables Business Park, which offers a total of 13,000 sq ft of offices, is currently home to 14 businesses across a host of sectors – with units ranging from just 325 sq ft upwards.

One tenant, Urban Planters Ltd, says the broadband service has proved to be a key factor in building their business there. Says Director Alan Page: “When we first moved here, the Internet speed was terrible and the providers did nothing to help - especially BT.

“Like many businesses, we really rely on the Internet so Tom took the bull by the horns and drove the fibre connection through at considerable cost along with the recent upgrade - and in doing so has secured the future here for us and many other businesses on site.”

“Many of our tenants come here for the easy road access to customers and clients throughout the region,” says Tom, “others are drawn by our rural location and the views across Crook Peak and the Somerset levels. The new, ultrafast broadband adds to the ‘offer’ and will give us a real competitive edge in attracting new businesses here.”