Superfast fibre broadband is a sign of the times for CitySigns

CitySigns provides bespoke signage, digital printing and vinyl graphics and is home to the latest print technology.

Established in 1960 and based at Ball Mill Top Business Park in Hallow, Worcester, the company’s growth and development has established CitySigns as a leading name across the Midlands.

Having a reliable internet connection is essential for the business to grow and develop. Before upgrading to superfast fibre broadband CitySigns had download speeds of 2 to 2.5Mbps, which was hindering performance.

The business is connected to cabinet Hallow 2 which was upgraded to superfast fibre broadband by Superfast Worcestershire in October 2016.

CitySigns placed an order with their Internet Service Provider to upgrade to faster fibre broadband and now receive download speeds between 70 to 80Mbps – far higher than their expectations.

Darren Wilkins, CitySigns Managing Director said: “Our new superfast connection makes the whole working operation more streamline. The days of sending paper proofs in the post are long gone and we are reliant on a good connection in order to send these proofs via email or upload. We can now also access our cloud based services instantly and are far more productive. Customers can send us large files in confidence which helps us keep ahead of our competition. We also use social media for marketing, especially #WorcestershireHour, so having a good, quick connection is a must.

“Before upgrading to superfast broadband it could take five minutes or so to raise an invoice – something which can now be done in seconds. Our speeds also used to get slower as we neared 5pm when kids arrived home from school so the admin side of the business is seeing a significant improvement.

“We’re about to take delivery of a new large format latex printer that relies on a decent internet connection to perform some of its functions – something we wouldn’t have seen the full benefit of before. With a fast connection I look forward to coming to work instead of wondering how productive we are going to be.”

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