Be Unlimited MD steps down

Be Unlimited MD steps down

Summary: Broadband internet provider Be Unlimited has announced that Tom Williams will be stepping down from the role of managing director.In a post on the company's blog on Friday, Williams explained that he is leaving the company but failed to explain the decision behind the move, simply saying that he was moving on to new challenges.

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Broadband internet provider Be Unlimited has announced that Tom Williams will be stepping down from the role of managing director.

In a post on the company's blog on Friday, Williams explained that he is leaving the company but failed to explain the decision behind the move, simply saying that he was moving on to new challenges.

"The opportunities I've been given - especially leading this company - have all been brilliant, and not to get soppy on you, but having been here almost from the very beginning, I've got plenty of great memories to take away with me," Williams wrote.

Williams has occupied the position for the last four years — around the time O2 purchased the company for £50m— but at the time of writing Be had not disclosed his successor in the role of managing director.

Be broadband offers up to 24MB on its standard ADSL2+ non-bonded residential packages, and up to 40MB download speeds on one of its bonded packages. Line bonding can be done in a number of ways, but generally involves the joining of two or more phone lines to enable higher potential speeds.

In July, Be ran a customer survey to judge the demand for fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) connections but is yet to publish full results.

"We really want to offer you a fibre solution. We want to keep providing faster and faster speeds. However, we can't afford to lay our own fibre network... Right now, we're looking at the wholesale products available. If we do this, then there's likely to be some initial restrictions on what we can offer in terms of speed, support, and the general customer experience. But, for many of you, it will be faster," wrote Williams on 15 July 2010.

Meanwhile, BT-owned ISP PlusNet announced that its first 100Mbps customer trial had gone live in Milton Keynes on 21 July, significantly improving the individual's connection from 2Mbps to around 77Mbps.

Topic: Mobility

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