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Get Broadband and Anything’s Possible
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MyGroupNI are delighted to be involved in the Broadband Public Awareness Campaign which was launched on Feb 17th 2009 by the Banbridge District Council.                      banbr1.jpg

Press Release

Get Broadband AND Anything’s Possible

BT and Banbridge District Council Launch Broadband Public Awareness Campaign

People in the Banbridge District Council area are set to benefit from a public awareness campaign aimed at stimulating the uptake of broadband irrespective of the communications provider a consumer or business chooses.  The extensive campaign kicks off on 23 February with adverts appearing in local papers, on billboards and flyers and posters will be distributed to local households, schools, community associations and groups.  The Get Broadband & Anything is Possible campaign is targeted at the people of Banbridge informing them of the benefits that broadband can bring, how to get connected and where to locate more information on broadband services.

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Broadband is now one of the fastest growing consumer products of all time with a higher take up rate than televisions, CD players, video recorders or mobile phones.

Frank McManus, Head of Wholesale Services, BT said “The Get Broadband & Anything is Possible campaign is a public awareness programme aimed at driving uptake and highlighting the benefits of broadband to the people of Banbridge.  So look out for the adverts featuring the President of the United States of America! Broadband is well on the way to becoming a vital utility like electricity or water. It has the ability to dramatically change people's lives and create new business opportunities, it allows the download of files, music and video at much faster speeds and enables the user to send or receive emails with large attachments in seconds as opposed to minutes.

“Whether shopping online, researching homework, searching for job opportunities, downloading music or dealing with customers on the other side of the world, broadband can facilitate all of these activities. It also brings considerable financial savings with one flat monthly fee for ‘always on’ high speed internet access and the freedom to use the web and the phone simultaneously.”

Commenting on the campaign, Councillor Norah Beare, Chairman of Banbridge District Council, said, “We recognise the important role that broadband has to play in developing the social and economic sectors of our Council area. As highlighted in our Economic Development Strategy for the period 2007-2013, we are fully committed to supporting and encouraging the uptake of broadband. With the entire Banbridge District having been broadband-enabled since December 2005, we hope this campaign will persuade local people to see the real benefits of using broadband for both personal and commercial use.”

 

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During the campaign, local internet project, EverybodyOnline, will run a series of free internet taster sessions throughout Banbridge District where people can learn the basics of using computers, internet and email.  These courses will be demand led so book early to avoid disappointment. To find out more or book your place contact EverybodyOnline Project Coordinator, Elaine Heath, on 028 9023 6576 or log onto www.banbridge.gov.uk

       
The campaign has been fully supported by Banbridge District Council, joint funded by the Department of Finance and Personnel and endorsed by the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment, MyGroup NI and Everybody Online.

Visit www.nibroadband.com to find out more about broadband.
ENDS

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries.  Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.  BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2008, BT Group plc’s revenue was £20,704 million with profit before taxation and specific items of £2,506 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.  BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York

For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt

 

               

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