Superfast broadband at Orchardbank

Astute studio manager Robert Gaffney, with Alison Smith Alison Smith, head of Angus Councils Business Angus team and Astute Director Andrew Price looking on.

Astute studio manager Robert Gaffney, with Alison Smith Alison Smith, head of Angus Councils Business Angus team and Astute Director Andrew Price looking on.

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Angus Council has installed wireless superfast broadband at Orchardbank Business Park in Forfar.

The move will help ensure that the Orchardbank continues to provide a first-class working environment fit for the 21st Century.

The business park, which sits adjacent to the A90 Dundee to Aberdeen road’s Glamis junction at Forfar, has been developed by Angus Council in association with The Muir Group.

The installation of dedicated superfast wireless broadband and a service provider for businesses can help everyone based at the park to keep pace with local and global demands and opportunities.

Managed by wireless technology specialists Rapier Systems, the network provides high speed, low latency and low contention business grade wireless internet access across the Orchardbank estate.

Commercial printers Astute was one of the first companies at the business park to take up the opportunity to benefit from the new internet service.

Andrew Price, Director at Astute said: “We require a high speed, reliable broadband connection to provide the high standard of service that our customers demand. The new connection will enable us to meet this demand and help us to continue to grow our business.”

Alison Smith, head of Angus Council’s Business Angus team added: “This innovative project is great news for existing businesses at Orchardbank who are now able to access high speed broadband and it will also help to encourage other businesses to locate in the park.

“It’s fantastic to see Orchardbank become one of the leading digitally connected parks in Scotland and yet more proof that Angus is open for business.”

For more information on Orchardbank, the broadband development and further investment opportunities contact Mark McGee of the Business Angus team on 01307 473199 or by email at McGeeM@angus.gov.uk