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• ntl:Telewest Business facilitates hotdesking for Council employees
• New network ensures faster access to information

ntl:Telewest Business, the supplier of communications services to the public and private sectors, has announced today that it has joined forces with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to connect Council offices, education sites, libraries and residential homes across the area.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council provides a range of services to care for and protect the city’s 240,000 inhabitants. These services range from the education and training of children, young people and adults to managing over 20,000 homes with more than 1,700 new tenancies created every year.

With the installation of ntl:Telewest Business’ converged network, staff working in 90 offices across Stoke-on-Trent, including the three main Council offices (Civic Centre, Swan House and Swift House), education centres, libraries and housing offices, can now benefit from a faster and secure network that will enable hotdesking across office locations. With this increased flexibility and faster access to information, Council staff can work more efficiently and effectively, resulting in a higher level of customer service for the community.

“Stoke-on-Trent is a city that is changing rapidly and the Council felt it was time to put in place a modern converged network that could keep up-to-speed with the digital age,” said Neil Mason, Network Services Manager, Stoke-on-Trent City Council. “ntl:Telewest Business offered us the whole package: the high standard of technical support we required, a vast amount of experience working with local authorities and an extremely cost effective solution. The company’s offering has enabled our staff to hotdesk and, looking ahead, the network will facilitate homeworking.”

“Stoke-on-Trent City Council is an example of a local authority that has recognised the need for faster networks that will bring communities closer,” said Christopher Small, Director for Public Sector, ntl:Telewest Business. ”By ensuring that Council offices, libraries and residential homes are linked with a high-speed network, staff now have faster access to information and can provide the community with the highest level of service. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has set an example for other local authorities,” he continued.

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About ntl:Telewest Business

ntl:Telewest Business, part of the UK’s second largest fixed-line telecommunications company, is a leading communications provider to businesses, public sector organisations and service providers in the UK. It delivers a complete portfolio of voice, data and internet solutions nation-wide.

ntl:Telewest Business sales and support teams are located across the UK, in close proximity to our customers, as part of a commitment to deliver superior customer service.

ntl:Telewest Business delivers services over the Group’s £13bn investment in its state-of-the-art infrastructure giving business customers access to the largest alternative network in the UK.

ntl:Telewest Business is trusted to provide critical communications to high profile customers including: Heathrow's Terminal 5, Birmingham City Council and Cambridge County Council.

For further information go to http://www.ntltelewestbusiness.co.uk

ntl:Telewest Business press contacts:
Rebecca Tyrer
ntl:Telewest Business
T: 01256 754715
E: rebecca.tyrer@virginmedia.co.uk

Gerry Grewal, Press Office
Rainier PR
T: 020 7494 6589
E: ggrewal@rainierpr.co.uk

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