Doncaster ISP provider tops regional table

Oliver Bryssau, owner of Origin Broadband, Yorkshire Way, Armthorpe. Picture: Andrew Roe
Oliver Bryssau, owner of Origin Broadband, Yorkshire Way, Armthorpe. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A Doncaster-based internet service provider (ISP) is proving it packs a punch by helping more businesses than anyone else to take advantage of a new superfast broadband scheme.

The Government-backed ‘SuperConnected Cities’ vouchers were launched a month ago to offer small and medium sized businesses grants of up to £3000 to upgrade their internet connectivity.

Figures released by Superfast South Yorkshire, which is managing the roll-out in the region, shows that Doncaster-based Origin Broadband has helped more South Yorkshire businesses to take advantage of the scheme than any other ISP.

The Armthorpe-based firm tops the table ahead of larger ISP’s such as Virgin Media and BT.

A spokesman for the firm said: “We are really pleased to be top, especially against so many other prominent ISP’s.

“Superfast broadband is key for companies to boost business.”

Prominent Doncaster law firm Taylor Bracewell was one of the first companies to take advantage of the initiative.

Partner Peter Caswell said: “We are delighted to be working with Origin Broadband in order to get superfast broadband. We pride ourselves on responding quickly to our clients’ needs and this requires us to communicate and access information effectively, internally and externally. This grant will make us even more efficient, more responsive and more productive, thus enabling our business to continue to build on previous successes and enjoy continued growth.”

The scheme is projected to run until April 2016, or until the funding has been depleted.