Broadband Upgrade for Dalton Piercy
A Hartlepool village has welcomed a broadband upgrade that benefits those working from home, streaming services and playing games online.
08:22 30 November 2021
Residents and local businesses in Dalton Piercy have welcomed a "game-winning" upgrade to their broadband connection. Voneus, one of the UK's largest rural broadband specialists, has delivered up to 45Mbps speeds, which residents who are working from home and playing online games consider a blessing.
Kylie Kendrick, a gamer who was unprepared for the realities of the previous broadband connection when her family moved to the village six years ago, said: “We were warned by family friends before we moved that the broadband connection in Dalton Piercy was awful, but we thought it couldn’t be that bad
“It was worse than we could have imagined; in order to play anything I had to make sure I was the only one online otherwise the input delay and connection drop-outs would be too severe.”
Kylie added: “When another provider came to the area promising to bring fibre and those plans fell through, we weren’t sure we would get another chance, but Voneus came to the rescue.
“The impact was instant; previously, I was always the last one to join matches in our party as the speeds were just too low, now I’m often the first one in.
“The extra stability has meant connection issues have all but vanished and now my family can also watch videos online or work while I’ll be in a competitive match.
“Online games are playable again for me and the additional customer support shown by the Voneus team has been very welcome after years of running at bricks walls with other providers.”