09 May 2018
Stepping into the 21st Century with KCOM

Burton Constable Hall & Grounds has had a 21st century upgrade with the installation of KCOM's ultrafast Lightstream broadband.

Every era has its great technological leaps forward - and here at Burton Constable Hall we have always been on the cusp of great innovation. When the main body of this Elizabethan Hall was built in the 1560's by Sir John Constable, he wanted it to serve as an opulent symbol of his families wealth and power, with its great hall and turreted gatehouse leaving visitors in no doubt this was one of Yorkshire's most stately homes.

And now Burton Constable is undergoing another great leap forward. This 16th century gem is about to get a very 21st century upgrade with the installation of KCOM's ultrafast Lightstream broadband.

Burton Constable Foundation director Susan Hopkinson said "KCOM's technology, which is replacing the hall's 'radio broadband' with faster and more stable full fibre Lightstream, is helping to ensure this historic gem will remain a major tourist attraction for many years to come"

She said, "The introduction of Lightstream at Burton Constable is bringing us into the 21st Century - we will be able to fulfil many of our back-room functions with greater speed and efficiency - everything from processing our memberships to selling gifts in the shop." 

"We are particularly looking forward to moving our telephone systems over to SmartComms UC. This will give us so much more flexibility and more importantly, to provide a better service to our visitors."

"Burton Constable has the most amazing collection of scientific instruments from the 18th Century - collected by William Constable. They were at the cutting edge of scientific discovery - I think he would have been very impressed at the thought of fibre broadband coming to Burton Constable."

Contact Details:

Helen Dewson - Secretary Administrator

T: 01964 562400

E: helendewson@burtonconstable.com

Did you know?
Over 80 different species of birds have been spotted at Burton Constable, from the smallest British bird, the Goldcrest, to large birds of prey such as Buzzards and Barn Owls
 
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