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Razorblue managing director
Dan Kitchen with Kerina Clark,
after installing a new wireless
internet hub at the Xcel Centre.
Leading North-East IT firm
Razorblue has come up with
a cost-effective super-fast
internet solution for Aycliffe
Business Park, with speeds
of up to 1,000 MB...
Companies across Aycliffe Business Park
can now access exciting new wireless
technology which provides cost-effective
super-fast internet access with speeds of up
to 1,000 MB.
North East IT company Razorblue, which
has a track record of more than a decade
of solving problems, has invested heavily
to provide the new service to benefit firms
across the business park.
Razorblue was already aware that
businesses in the area had problems with
their internet because of the high cost of
dedicated leased lines and limited access to
super-fast fibre connections.
With the increased use of cloud-based
technology, businesses are becoming more
reliant on their internet connection to carry
out everyday processes.
Software – from CRM to accounts systems
– demand a fast and reliable business grade
connection, which is essential in today’s
So when Razorblue was recommended
to work with the Xcel Centre – which was
looking for a new IT and telecoms service
provider – it saw an opportunity to help other
businesses as well.
“There’s really no difference between the
connection you or I would have at home and
the service many businesses have to use –
and in many cases it’s worse,” said Nathan
Young, Razorblue account manager and
Newton Aycliffe resident.
Razorblue has solved similar problems for
industrial estates and business parks across
the north – including Stockton’s Bowesfield
Business Park, Calder Park in Wakefield,
Escrick Park, Shires Business Park in York and
Colburn Business Park in Catterick.
Just like Aycliffe Business Park, companies
did not have access to cost-effective
business-grade service to suit their heavy
Prior to Razorblue’s intervention, their only
option was to order a fibre leased line. That
would have proved both costly and taken a
considerable time – often months – to install.
In Newton Aycliffe, Razorblue’s remedy
is a rooftop point-to-point wireless internet
solution, with its hub at the Xcel Centre.
The service will provide cost-effective
business-grade internet connections. Super-
fast symmetrical bandwidth for download, as
well as upload speed, is complemented by
And as part of the service level agreement,
Razorblue’s local engineers will be on hand
should an issue occur.
“The service will be live and available for
businesses shortly,” added Young.
“There’s a simple one-off installation
cost and – as with any internet connection
– a monthly fee. Except this delivers much
higher speeds and uses tried and tested
rooftop wireless technology, rather than
cables in the ground.
“It’s been great to help the team at Xcel
Centre and it’s also a major step in solving a
lot of other people’s issues as well.”
Xcel Centre managing director Kerina Clark
said: “What I liked about Razorblue is that
they listened and came up with a solution to
meet our needs.