Business Broadband, EFM, Leased Lines and MPLS
Armstrong Bell can offer you a great price for the connectivity your business broadband needs. In the highly competitive world of broadband deals we offer a stable and flexible service.
Has your local exchange recently been upgraded to Fibre? Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) enables up to 80Mbps download and up to 20Mbps upload speeds.
EFM (Ethernet First Mile) now offers Lease Line connectivity at a fraction of the price.
Our local exchanges at Bromsgrove and Worcester have been upgraded, why not call to see if we can provide a 21st century service in your area?
We can offer the following school broadband package options:
- Standard or expedited activation
- Pre-configured router and remote support
- Business ADSL up to 8Mbps
- Business ADSL2+ up to 24Mbps
- FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet) up to 80Mbps
- FTTP (Fibre T The Premises) up to 300Mbps
- Enhanced care for your broadband service
- MPLS Networks
- Ethernet Direct Leased-Lines
- Email & Domain Services
- Hosting Services
It was important for us to work with a local company because we were keen to have better support, particularly with engineers coming onto the site. We have taken out a five-year contract with Armstrong Bell, so we know we don't have to worry about anything for the next few years. That in itself is a relief in a busy environment, but we’ve also noticed that since the system was installed, our monthly payments have virtually halved. For a school, where budgets are tight, this is very good news and we believe the system should pay for itself in under five years.
We looked at upgrading our phone system a number of years ago, but other projects had to take precedence. We had transitioned to working in the cloud and I realised we would benefit massively from having our phone system on the cloud, too. When exploring our options, we found that Armstrong Bell offered the best product for the best price.
The hosted solution from Armstrong Bell meant that from just one subscription per handset we were able to incorporate all of the features. By comparison, other companies were looking to sell the additional features as 'add-ons', or in layers.
So far, we've found the system brilliant; it’s just so flexible. Because everything works on the cloud, we're able to unplug handsets and move things around if we need to without worrying about setting it up - it just works.
We needed something that would allow us to make use of our high speed internet connection, introduce voicemail for all staff and allow us to use headsets - something our previous system didn’t support. The handover from the old system to new took less than a day and we had almost no down time. An Armstrong Bell engineer was then on site on the first day back at school to provide training to staff at the coalface.
The new system has already had an impact. Just a few days after the install we had a power cut. Normally this would leave us without phones, however because our new system is hosted off site, we could log in to the portal and divert calls to a mobile remotely.
We have been using the services of Armstrong Bell for almost 5 years, during which time we have grown from a school at one single location to a group of 8 businesses.
Armstrong Bell have supplied all our cabling and telephony requirements and we have always found their service to be timely and the quality of their work excellent.
The support and assistance provided from day one was superb. The initial meeting with Angela Cutler and Leon Benson was very helpful and informative. The service provided straight through to implementation was brilliant. There is nothing that you could have done better. We are completely happy with the service that we received.
Exceptional service provided, Nothing was too much trouble. Leon constantly "went the extra mile" to provide us with excellent service. He experienced several technical issues (not caused by Armstrong Bell) and worked relentlessly to find solutions. Leon kept me fully appraised of the situation at all times and attended school far more sessions than was originally planned in order to provide maximal support for the school. I would highly recommend this service without hesitation and recognise the exceptional service in particular provided by Leon.
On Leon's 3 visits to our school he has been exceptionally helpful, going above and beyond to ensure all our needs were met. He carried out extensive prior research so that his installation visit went extremely smoothly. He is friendly and approachable and is very knowledgeable about your systems etc, I cannot praise Leon highly enough. He is most certainly an asset to your company. Thank you.
The quote process with Armstrong Bell was very easy and clear and we benefited from a lot of technical information and advice. From the Quoting Stage to installation it went really well with excellent advice and support at all stages. The different options offered were all adequate for our school; it was good to have the choice, understand the technical options and make the right decision. The transition to our new SIP system was seamless and the engineers Spencer, Leon & Chris were very helpful. They explained everything and the installations couldn’t have gone better. Thank you.
I spent a great deal of time getting quotes from various companies for our new telephone system. I was clear what we required but was offered a range of systems with wildly different costings. On the recommendation of another school I contacted Armstrong Bell who came in with a much more realistic solution and common-sense approach. Not only were the costs lower, they seemed to have a clearer understanding of what schools need. I found the initial visit to be very straightforward and there was no ‘pushy’ sales technique.
The proposal they put forward was very comprehensive and suited our needs perfectly. Shortly afterwards they then carried out the installation with the minimum of fuss. They system now works perfectly and they have followed up with ongoing support. They have been friendly and focused on providing a high-quality service throughout. I would recommend them to any school considering a new telephone system.