Bradford Bulls are the two-hundredth business to benefit from the Superconnected Leeds Bradford broadband grant scheme.
The Super League club is upgrading to superfast broadband thanks to a grant of up to £3,000.
Yorkshire telecoms specialist NGC Networks has been instrumental in helping the Bulls secure superfast internet connectivity to the club under the Superconnected Cities scheme.
NGC Networks is a registered supplier in the initiative which is designed to help SMEs transform the way they do business by improving efficiency and competitiveness.
NGC Networks director Nikki Guest said:
“We’re delighted to have supported the Bulls in securing the superfast internet connectivity.
“It will transform the way the club operates as a business and enable it to deliver an even better service to its supporters.”
In addition, NGC has installed a new telephone system at the Bulls’ headquarters and within its conferencing and banqueting facilities.
It has also designed new tariffs for telephone lines and calls which are set to save the club in excess of £5,000 a year.
Bradford Bulls commercial director Danny Potticary said:
“The superfast internet connection is on its way to the club and will revolutionise the way we operate, both within our offices and across our conferencing and banqueting facilities.
“The improved connection speeds will make us more efficient in the day-to day running of the club, but more importantly they will help make our offer to businesses and organisations to stage their events at the Provident Stadium much more attractive.
“We are confident the superfast internet connectivity, along with the other communications improvements we are making, will encourage more local and regional businesses to use our fantastic venue and its facilities for their conferencing and events requirements.”
John Duncan, business development manager for the Superconnected Leeds Bradford broadband grant scheme, said:
“To connect our first 200 companies within four months of launching the programme is great news.
“We have some really promising data from the first businesses who have indicated that they will be able to increase their turnover and employ more staff as a result of being superconnected.”