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DMSL supports BT and Virgin Media efforts to set the record straight on UK broadband

Romford, 22 September 2016 – DMSL is supporting the campaign being launched this week by BT and Virgin Media aimed at setting the record straight on the investment both companies have made in the UK’s digital infrastructure.

The two companies are running adverts in national newspapers pointing out that £15 billion has been invested in broadband technology over the last five years, during which time UK broadband speeds have more than quadrupled. It also notes that download speeds are faster in the UK than in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

DMSL is a partner for both BT and Virgin Media Business and has been promoting their fibre-based services through its nationwide network of reseller partners. It will be supporting the campaign by reiterating the key messages to both its partners and to end-users.

“We wholeheartedly welcome this campaign and applaud BT and Virgin Media for taking the initiative to ensure people understand exactly how much they are investing to give the UK a world-class broadband infrastructure”, says John Carter, Managing Director of DMSL.

“It is all too easy to criticise companies for not doing enough, but the fact is that both BT and Virgin Media Business have invested millions into building fibre-based networks. They are providing access to fast, reliable Internet connectivity where it matters, constructing a communications network that will enable UK businesses to embrace new technologies and drive their efficiency and competitiveness.

“They are also creating more potential and paving the way for new services. Faster broadband makes it easier for businesses to adopt hosted VoIP and cloud-based services that increase efficiency and lower costs. That benefits SMBs as well as large enterprises and for us and our partners, it means continued and sustained opportunities to grow.”

Both companies continue to invest in building the UK’s digital infrastructure. Over 91percent of UK premises already have access to superfast broadband and BT plans to invest £6 billion into its fixed and mobile networks over the next three years. Virgin Media is spending £3 billion on its Project Lightning initiative, which will lead to 17 million businesses and homes in the UK having access to its ultrafast network by 2019.

DMSL is providing fact sheets and information on the campaign to its partners and will be reiterating the key messages through its own communications programme during the month-long campaign.

Picture: John carter, DMSL.

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About DMSL
Established more than 15 years ago to meet the growing need for expertise in broadband and telecoms services, DMSL is a leading specialist distributor and aggregation partner for broadband, mobile and fixed voice and cloud services. It works with leading suppliers, such as BT, Gamma, O2, Plusnet, Telefonica, Virgin Media Business and Vonage, to bring resellers the best solutions the industry can provide.

DMSL offers a portfolio of business services and products, from single phone lines to multi-site hosted VoIP platforms. It offers bespoke telecoms solutions that are right for the needs of individual customers and partners, backed by unrivalled business and technical support.

For further information, please contact:
Vicky Thrower, Head of PR
Tel: 0844 561 6653 OR 01708 776005
www.dmsluk.co.uk.