The Lizard has 'better broadband than Silicon Valley'
A COUPLE from The Lizard have just come back from visiting Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley - and said the broadband speed was not as good as home.
Rob and Andrea Edlin, owners of Niddocks, were selected out of 14,000 agencies to attend this year’s Google Engage All-Stars Summit in California.
During their visit, the couple tested broadband speeds in a number of venues to compare it with broadband speeds in Cornwall.
They found many places, including a large hotel in the middle of Silicon Valley, had a super slower connection.
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The husband and wife team, who described the summit as “inspiring and thought-provoking” said they were astounded to see the difference in broadband speeds and said businesses in Cornwall have so much more potential than they may realise.
Mrs Edlin said: “Businesses here in Cornwall are worldwide digital leaders and not followers. Most of our tourism businesses and hotels have access to superfast broadband and they also provide customers with the fastest option of broadband as their standard.
“We believe business in Cornwall have much more potential than they think with video marketing and uploading capabilities for video.
“Superfast Cornwall is bringing fibre broadband to Cornwall which will make Cornwall one of the best connected places in the world.” She said the Google Engage All-Stars Summit was an excellent platform on which they were able to promote Cornwall as a great place to do business.
During the summit, Niddocks forged new relationships with agencies in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, New York, Utah, Colorado, Leeds, Portsmouth, Florida, London and South Carolina.
Niddocks also presented to other agencies from around the world and Googlers on how it runs a successful agency. Rob, who represented Europe, joined the panel of four representatives from Europe, South America, USA and Australasia.