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18 | Aycliffe Today Business Razorblue managing director Dan Kitchen with Kerina Clark, after installing a new wireless internet hub at the Xcel Centre. RAZOR SHARP 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 workplace. 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 usage. 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 24/7 monitoring. 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.