The quality of rural broadband is a subject of great discussion among those who live in some of the more remote areas of Gloucestershire. And for those that surf the web or rely on their social media feeds to enhance their enjoyment of great local events, this is something of a snag. At one Springtime event, however, this is set to change for the better.
Cotswolds estate agents Harrison James & Hardie have partnered with local broadband provider Wurzel to add on site Wi Fi to the spectator experience at the annual Andoversford Races on Sunday April 7th.
Spectators will be able to log on and qualify for a free draw for hospitality at the following year’s event. As a green field site, Andoversford has suffered from poor reception for many years, limiting the event’s ability to engage with spectators on social channels at the event itself.
The company will sponsor one of the opening pony races too, championing an opportunity for the AP McCoys of tomorrow over the Andoversford course.
“We’re delighted to help this innovation,” commented Karen Von Speyr, Managing Director of Harrison James & Hardie. “Andoversford sits firmly in our North Cotswolds catchment and we cover many events through our popular periodical Cotswold Homes. It looks like a really fun day.”
Justin Parker for Wurzel, added, “Andoversford sits in the heart of Wurzel country, so we’re delighted to be able to provide a service that adds to the enjoyment of spectators at Andoversford.”
Peter McNeile, for Andoversford, added, “This is great news, providing additional value to our spectators and to us in running the event. Thanks to Wurzel and Harrison, James & Hardie, the twitterscope should be able to hum without interruption all day long!”
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