Internet service provider 6G Internet is supporting Burnley FC in kicking off the football season after becoming an official business club member.
East Lancashire-based 6G Internet has linked up with the Clarets as the team begins its 2021/2022 Premier League campaign.
The business, based in Burnley, gave the club its backing ahead of a planned roll-out of its internet services in Burnley.
6G Internet has long-term plans to branch out even further afield across Lancashire and the North West.
Phil Walker, director of 6G Internet, said both the link-up with Burnley FC and its expansion into the town showed the business’s commitment to become part of the community.
He said, “6G Internet is an established East Lancashire business that has always been proud of its roots so we are keen to become part of the fabric of the communities we serve.
“We were keen to show our support to the club when the opportunity presented itself and we are now looking forward to seeing the 6G Internet brand featured around Turf Moor and within match-day programmes as our relationship goes from strength to strength.
“We are now eagerly awaiting the extension of our network within the town.”
Business club membership includes a host of benefits, including the 6G Internet branding featuring on mid-tier LED displays during matches and a 24-hour LED screen outside Turf Moor.
Club Local Brand Partnership Executive Paul Walsh said, “We are always keen to forge alliances with Burnley businesses and so we are delighted to announce that 6G Internet has joined the Burnley FC Business Club. We would like to thank them for their support so far and we look forward to developing our work together in the future.”
Rather than using the copper cable network like its rivals, 6G Internet installs and uses its own network, enabling it to provide high-quality broadband without the wait or inconvenience of digging up roads to lay fibre-optic cables. The network is designed, built and managed by 6G Internet entirely, meaning it is not reliant on other parties such as telecommunications providers.
Phil said, “Taking this approach means 6G Internet can offer a network that is less expensive to run and can be expanded much faster than other providers.”
Since launch, 6G Internet has worked with community organisations such as churches, mosques, charities and schools to improve existing connections and create new initiatives for locals to access the internet.
Phil added, “We believe that for too many people, costs and long-term contracts are the barrier to being able to connect to the internet at home. However, being connected isn’t just about watching the latest movie. For some, an internet connection can be their only access to essential services such as healthcare, socialising, education and finance, which is why we remain committed to helping people get connected.”