How I Brought High-Speed Internet to Omagh Business Centre in 2004: A Story of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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In 2004, the world was rapidly shifting towards the internet age, and high-speed internet was the latest innovation that was transforming the way people lived and worked. At that time, Omagh Business Centre, a computer and office supply shop, was doing well in the local market, but it had not yet embraced the benefits of high-speed internet.

Recognizing the opportunity to bring a new service to the business, I conducted market research and financial analysis to determine the feasibility of introducing high-speed internet to our offerings. The research indicated that there was significant demand for faster internet connectivity in the area, and it made sense to expand our services in this direction.

With a clear plan in mind, I began searching for a reliable vendor that could provide the necessary technical infrastructure and handle the heavy lifting required to implement this new service. After much consideration, I found a vendor that could white label the service, allowing us to focus on delivering high-quality internet service to our customers.

We launched our home and business broadband connections in December 2004, offering speeds ranging from 56kpbs dial-up to 2mbps broadband. The response from the local community was overwhelmingly positive, and we soon saw a significant increase in our customer base.

As part of our efforts to promote our new broadband service, we created a website that showcased our offerings and made it easier for customers to learn about the service and sign up. Although my graphic design and website coding skills were still basic at the time, we were able to create a website that effectively communicated our message and helped us reach more customers.

Looking back on that experience, I am proud of the work we did to bring high-speed internet to our local community. It was a significant milestone in the evolution of Omagh Business Centre and paved the way for continued growth and success.

Global Gaming

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One of the many attempts I made at setting up businesses when I was younger. 2004 was Global Gaming, a game server hosting and gaming centre similar to an Internet cafe. I had no idea, but I was learning. At least I was starting with market research!

22 March, 2004

Reference: Global Gaming Marketing Survey

Sir or Madam

Dear Sir Madam,

Further to a telephone conversation held with a member of your staff, I have enclosed four sets of surveys (20 in each set) and an envelope for their return. Global Gaming is hoping to set up an Online Gaming Centre in Omagh and would be grateful in the completion of the enclosed surveys. If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting me. Below are my details

Peter Hughes,

Tel: 028 82246469

Mobile: 07903584609



Peter Hughes

Managing Director

Global Gaming

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