Blind charity logs on to free internet provision

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Sheffield Royal Institute for the Blind is benefiting from improved internet access thanks to local fibre optic broadband provider, ASK4.

Devonshire Green-based ASK4 has provided a free internet connection and support for the Mappin Street charity.

“We were delighted when ASK4 agreed to support us in this way,” said SRIB general manager Steve Hambleton.

“The internet is a vital part of daily life for any business or charity and we are no exception as we depend on it both in the office and for our workers who use the service remotely. It’s critical that we have good links for our emails and for our website and other social media, all of which form an important part of the work we do.

“This arrangement is saving us money every year, giving us much faster internet access than we’ve had before and providing us with an outstanding level of customer support.”

ASK4 business development director Oliver Riddle said: “As our company continues to expand and prosper, we really do believe in giving something back to the community we serve.”

The Sheffield company is the UK’s leading provider of broadband services to student accommodation and is expanding its services to apartments and business premises.