Digital switchover specialist Avonline has launched IRSNet for the delivery of secure broadband services to all residents of high-rise buildings and ‘multiple dwelling units’ using the existing coaxial cable network. Avonline’s new technology is aimed at providing a safe and reliable broadband service for properties in a sector with one of the lowest levels of broadband penetration. As a result, IRSNet is expected to contribute significantly towards digital inclusion.
Avonline also recently announced that it had provided Ronald McDonald House in Bristol with free services by installing television points in every room, a PC for the common room and free broadband to all the rooms using IRSNet. Ronald McDonald House gives families a place to stay while their children are being treated at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Rich Hale, director of installations, Avonline, said, “We are very proud to support such a great cause. Having visited Ronald McDonald House a number of times, I can see how it helps families who are already having to deal with the illness of a child. The team at Avonline were delighted to help in providing services to the House, especially our broadband IRSNet system, which will help them stay in touch with their friends and families while they are away.”
Avonline customers include Sanctuary Housing, Birmingham City Council, Bedford Pilgrims Housing Association and Bristol City Council. The company is also a national framework partner to the National Housing Consortium and official partner of the government’s Race Online 2012 initiative to combat digital exclusion.