Flintshire County Council is launching an event to publicise their initiative to
eliminate ‘Broadband not-spots’ anywhere in the county by the end of 2011.
Flintshire’ Rural Broadband event is being held at Northop Hall Country
House Hotel, on the 2nd of February, 2010 and is supported by Matt Wright,
The council member for Economic development.
“This is a very important issue for Flintshire. Good quality broadband means
that businesses are automatically more competitive. We aim to be the first
county in Wales to be fully broadband enabled, 5 years before the Welsh
Assembly target of 2016.” Said Cllr Wright. “This ambitious target is just
another demonstration of why Flintshire is a great place to start or manage a
The event will be a chance to see the new broadband installation at the
Northop Hall Country House Hotel. Tony Holland, the hotel’s owner said “We
had recently lost a £70,000 due to the poor internet facilities. I asked Matt
Wright for the council’s help to bring affordable, business quality broadband
to Northop Hall.” Matt Wright called in the Council’s Business Development
Team, who analysed and matched the solutions available to the Hotel’s
The Hotel decided to use the services of AB Internet, who will be one of
the main exhibitors at the Flintshire Rural Broadband event. Following its
recent significant investment in North Wales, AB Internet recently won the
confidence of Flintshire locals, who chose the company to bring broadband to
communities in and around Truddyn. Other exhibitors will include Fibrespeed,
who offer the backbone for broadband services throughout north Wales.
For more information on the event, or the council’s business broadband
support please contact Oli Rhys, ICT Business Advisor, on 01352 70 32 24 or
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Flintshire County Council is a public authority based in north east Wales. It borders Cheshire and is the home of some of the most innovative companies in the UK including Airbus, Moneysupermarket and Toyota.