TTGDC Is Using Internet Connectivity from ntl:Telewest Business

The Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (TTGDC) is using next generation internet connectivity from ntl:Telewest Business, part of the Virgin Media group, to help deliver and communicate its major regeneration projects. TTGDC is using the high-speed service to provide remote working capabilities for its 50 staff, to host its web site and share complex project information with the public and its developer partners.

Established by Parliament, TTGDC works to drive forward the regeneration and development of the borough of Thurrock, creating the right environment for sustainable housing and economic growth. Acting as a planning authority, TTGDC plays an important role in working with the public and developers to regenerate the Thames Gateway area.

The copper-based internet connection from TTGDC's previous supplier was unreliable, causing significant downtime and public service issues. The organisation also wanted to host its own website and gain greater network resilience, so needed a flexible, robust service. Following extensive research, TTGDC chose ntl:Telewest Business due to its advanced fibre optic next generation network, customer-focused approach and scalable internet service. The three-year Managed Internet Access (MIA) contract means that TTGDC can increase bandwidth as business needs evolve, ensuring the highest levels of service to the public.

The service provides TTGDC with sophisticated operational resilience. By linking to the organisation's disaster recovery site in Surrey and utilising remote working for its 50 staff, TTGDC can continue its operations unaffected in the event of any problems with availability at its Thurrock headquarters.

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