Richborough Mast

Vigilant Global and VFast announce communications system upgrade for Sandwich Technology School

Sandwich Technology School

We are pleased to announce we have entered into an exclusive partnership with VFast Internet to provide enhanced broadband provision in the Richborough, Ash and Sandwich areas.

Sandwich Technology School will be the first local community group to benefit from the partnership, with the installation of an upgraded communications system and the provision of 80 new VOIP phones. VFast will also install a new line that will double the school’s broadband capacity. Along with these improvements, the school will benefit from considerable ongoing financial savings, with its monthly communications bill halved as a result of the new agreement.

Sandwich Technology School

A comprehensive communications system is vital to the day-to-day activity at the school. Vigilant Global’s donation will allow us to target school funds where they need to be, into teaching and learning.

Andy Fisher, Sandwich Technology School

The partnership follows several months of discussion with VFast and Sandwich Technology School around how best we can support them. The school provision marks the formal launch of our substantial Richborough Mast community benefits programme for the local communities in the Richborough, Ash and Sandwich area, following submission of the planning application for the Richborough Mast.

Vigilant Global

We have a proven track record of supporting the communities where we work. That's why we're proud the provision of new equipment to Sandwich Technology School will go ahead regardless of the final decision by Dover District Council on the proposed Richborough Mast.

Eric Bellerive, Vigilant Global

We are fully committed to ensuring the Richborough Mast will meet the shared needs of a range of potential users and provide significant benefits to the local community. As part of this first agreement, Vigilant Global will finance the capital costs of these projects and has agreed to the installation of VFast’s equipment on the mast at no cost to the broadband provider.

VFast Internet

We are excited to be partnering with Vigilant Global to deliver significantly improved connection speeds of up to 100 megabits per second for the local community and Sandwich Technology School.

Sean Doherty, VFast Internet

Importantly, the provision of new equipment to Sandwich Technology School will go ahead regardless of the final decision by Dover District Council on the proposed Richborough Mast, demonstrating our commitment to fostering positive community relations.

Over recent months we have engaged with a number of local community groups, including village halls, schools, and charities, to discuss how the proposed mast can support their work. We look to making further partnership announcements shortly.

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