Baltic Broadband and IX Liverpool have combined to install a 10Gbps internet connection into the Everton and Vauxhall regions of Liverpool.
Businesses in the city region have long complained about broadband speeds and the new development puts Liverpool on an equal footing with London, Leeds and Manchester.
Baltic Broadband is a business internet Service Provider based in Liverpool which aims to bring low-cost high-quality internet connections to businesses in the region. It has already brought 10Gbps internet connections to the Baltic Triangle, Fabric District and Lime Street/ Renshaw Street areas of the city.
IX Liverpool is a not-for-profit Internet Exchange company which aims is to build higher speed and more capable internet connections in the Liverpool City Region.
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said: “As we work with partners to regenerate the city it is vital that the correct infrastructure is in place. This investment will make the area more attractive to businesses and is to be very much welcomed.”
Baltic Broadband is also currently in the process of expanding coverage to the The Wirral and surrounding areas so businesses can access ultra-fast speeds from just £50 per month. This is forecast for completion in January 2019.
Plans are also underway to enable other areas outside of the city, including Sefton, Bootle and South Liverpool.