The Bradford Bulls are transforming communications at their Provident Stadium with superfast broadband supplied by Yorkshire telecoms specialist NGC Networks.
NGC Networks secured superfast internet connectivity for the rugby league club under the government’s SuperConnected Cities voucher scheme, which includes Bradford.
The telecoms company is a registered supplier for the scheme, which aims to roll out superfast internet connectivity to help businesses grow. Connection Vouchers worth up to £3,000 are available to businesses to pay for better internet connectivity in 22 cities.
The new superfast provision will enable the Provident Stadium to achieve 100Mb speeds, which will further improve the facilities available at the ground for use by businesses and other organisations.
NGC Networks has also installed a state-of-the-art telephone system at the club and designed new tariffs for telephone lines and calls which will save the club more than £5,000 a year.
Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul said: “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 have made, will encourage more local and regional businesses to use our fantastic venue and its facilities for their conferencing and events requirements.”
NGC Networks director Nikki Guest said: “The superfast internet connectivity will make a huge difference to the operation of the Bradford Bulls business and make the Provident Stadium an even more attractive venue to companies and organisations staging conferences and events.
“The Connection Vouchers scheme runs until March 2015 so other businesses need to be quick to take advantage of free funding towards superfast broadband.”