Redruth RFC has kicked its poor-quality internet service into touch and replaced it with Wildanet’s superfast, reliable broadband.
Staff, players and fans at Cornwall’s famous rugby club were struggling to keep track of latest scores around the league and the club was even finding difficulty filing post-match reports because of their intermittent WiFi connection.
In addition, card machines in the team’s clubhouse and Tribute Lounge often simply wouldn’t work and players were unable to stream their essential pre-match music in the changing room before they went out on the pitch.
“The internet before Wildanet were involved was really poor,” said Redruth RFC’s Sponsorship Manager Rudi Grenfell. “The new internet service here has made a really big difference.
“You never have to worry that you’re going to have drop outs. Every single game, it works perfectly. We all come here and relax, knowing that it’s going to work 100 per cent.”
Nick George, a member of Redruth RFC’s Executive Committee, said having Wildanet’s reliable, fast broadband has been a game changer for The Reds.
“So, basically we had no internet at all. It was so slow to the point that you were better off just turning your WiFi off and just using your phone,” he said. “We had four card machines in the building which basically didn’t work so Wildanet came in sorted it out and we haven’t looked back.”
Redruth RFC, currently top of National League Two, now has up to eight points of pay available in the building, card machines on the gates for admission, as well as improved coverage all over the ground.
“It’s much better,” said Nick. “There’s so much going on here every day, there’s conferences, there are roadshows and everyone wants WiFi, so from our point of view, it’s brilliant.”
Redruth’s players have also benefitted from the upgraded system. Fraser Honey, Redruth RFC First Team’s Fly Half said pre and post-match routines are now much easier, thanks to Wildanet.
“Before, the internet was quite slow, he said. “After a game it would take us a while to catch up with results and see what the other teams in the league were doing at that time.
“Now the internet has changed, it’s much faster and we can connect with other teams in the league and find out the results quicker.”
Faster broadband speed also means better pre-match preparations.
“Obviously, it’s really important before games because we’d have the music going,” said Fraser. “Music is a massive part of any rugby changing room. If you’ve got faster internet, it’s so much better.”
Installation was quick and easy to do, meaning staff and players could access the new system straight away.
“I didn’t expect it to be installed so quickly,” said Nick George. “Most things take ages and ages especially in this day and age!” he added, explaining that the team here would be recommending Wildanet to other firms.
“The whole process from start to finish was brilliant,” he said. “I was very impressed.”
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