J W Butler of Redman Nichols Butler and F Devine of Devine Law were appointed joint administrators of the Companies on 13 April 2012. The affairs of the Companies are being managed by the joint administrators who act as agents of the Companies without personal liability.
Both companies were placed into administration following a petition to the courts by creditors over unpaid bills.
After an extensive search of interested parties during the week leading
up to the administration (during which time it was clear this was the
way the companies were heading), we are pleased to inform customers that
buyers have been found for all networks and service to customers will
continue. The quick sale was sanctioned by the judge who put the
companies into administration due to the potential disconnection of
connectivity feeds to these networks by suppliers over unpaid bills and
diminishing customers caused by uncertainty over the future of the
companies. Had this of happened while the companies were in
administration, the value of these networks would of significantly
decreased thus reducing any settlement with creditors.
Details regarding the future of all networks are listed below.
Hull and the Ashby / Digby (Lincolnshire) Networks
a supplier of home and business Voice Over IP services, has agreed to
aquire the assets of both the wireless network serving Hull and
surrounding areas along with the combined Ashby de la Launde fibre and
Digby wireless networks in Lincolnshire. Connexin will be known to many
subscribers as the recommended home phone service provider to these
networks and will shortly be announcing expansion plans for both
networks. Click here to visit the dedicated microsite on their high speed broadband services.
Assets in Cumbria have been acquired by the Viscount Lowther Trust who have formed Lonsdale Network Services Limited
(trading as LonsdaleNET) to continue and expand the network in the
area. All previous NextGenUs customers are receiving service free of
charge at this stage while the network is upgraded. The new company
contains a consortium of skills as well as significant investment to
push service into the most rural of locations quickly. Further details
will be announced shortly along with more details of expansion plans
within the area.
Newton and Stape (North Yorkshire) Networks
Beeline Broadband Limited,
owned and operated by Newton resident Billy Garrett, known to many in
the area as the local first line support agent who managed the network
for NextGenUs, has agreed to take over and continue service in both the
Newton and Stape parishes within North Yorkshire. Beeline have announced
expansion plans within rural Ryedale with more information due to be
released on their website over the coming months.
All companies will shortly be in contact with customers to discuss the future, billing arrangements and any reconfiguration that may be required on your equipment.