A big thumbs up for Solway Comms
Story Contracting has recommended Solway Comms, as we were the only company able to provide a fast and reliable connection for a key development getting a train line back up and running.
Case Study – Story Contracting
Repair works were undertaken on the Carlisle to Settle railway following a 500,000-tonne landslip in February 2016, closing the line near Armathwaite.
The line is now back open, and Story Contracting was ‘highly commended’ in a prestigious national rail awards ceremony for completing the essential work.
The project team, on-site for two years, turned to Solway Comms to provide its broadband connection, as Alex Fletcher, IT Manager at Story Contracting, explained.
How important is the internet to your business?
“We wouldn’t have been able to undertake the work at Eden Brows without Solway Comms involvement – the 3G / 4G signal is intermittent and our other alternative, satellite internet, couldn’t get a suitable signal either due to problems with the geography of the location, line-of-sight to the satellite.”
What do you use the internet for?
“The project team were on site for two years in a rural location and needed a reliable internet connection from the site compound.”
“The connection was vital for the project to continue, so that the site team could communicate with each other and other areas of the business.
Were you impressed?
“Solway Comms has provided a fast, reliable service and reasonable cost to Eden Brows, and it was sufficient for our requirements based on the number of users we had on site.
“Solway Comms was the only option in the location able to provide a fast and reliable connection.
“Our business goals in this particular instance were to provide reliable fast communication for up to 20 staff and subcontractors on site at any particular time.
Would you recommend Solway Comms to other businesses?
“I would recommend Solway Comms, their ability to provide communication in areas where no other service providers are able is commendable.”
Summary: Why did Story Contracting recommend Solway Comms?
- Reliable connection – Needed for working on a major project
- Enough speed and data – For up to 20 users at once on site.
- Others couldn’t help – Solway Comms was able to provide a connection where other providers and solutions couldn’t.
A comment from us
“It gives us great pride to be working with prestigious local companies like Story Contracting, and we are looking forward to becoming the default provider locally for fast, reliable business connections.”
“In this case, the connection used was DIA, or Direct Internet Access. This means Story Contracting staff were connected directly to the internet superhighway and weren’t sharing with others. We can provide this type of connection quickly, easily, and wirelessly.” James Fell, Sales Manager, Solway Comms