On April 30th The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, the then Culture Secretary with responsibilities for UK Broadband development paid a surprise visit to W3Z.
Ian Sneap described the 12 years of development of the W3Z network and the Minister expressed surprise and delight at what he heard and congratulated Zycomm and W3Z on the achievement, all without Government aid. Ian Sneap commented that being free from the bureaucratic reporting that would be associated with such funding had actually allowed us to get on at our own pace.
Sajid asked if there was anything he could do to assist, after the election? Ian Sneap requested that he look at the situation with traditional ISP’s who would tie customers up in a three-year contract knowing they could never achieve acceptable speeds whilst W3Z could offer NGA target speeds NOW.