Creative hub, Elevator Studios, based in Liverpool’s fast developing Baltic Triangle, has collaborated with one of its tenants, IT Answers, to offer what is believed to be the fastest internet connection available in the city, to fellow businesses in the area.
IT Answers is utilising ‘Dark Fibre’ that exists in the cabling that serves Liverpool’s traffic information network, and runs directly underneath Elevator, to bring superfast broadband into the creative hub that provides more than 90,000 square feet of space to Liverpool’s digital and creative community. Using new microwave technology, IT Answers and Elevator are offering to provide this mega fast service to other businesses and residential premises in the area, enabling them benefit from connection speeds up to one gigabite per second.
Tim Speed, Managing Director and Co-founder of Elevator said: “IT Answers is one of our tenants who are undoubtedly making waves in the IT sector in and around Liverpool. We began discussing the issues surrounding internet access, particularly in our area, which is made up of a high percentage of online creative businesses. For many of these businesses, bandwidths and fast broadband speeds are critical, and from a series of conservations we came up with the perfect solution.”
The microwave technology that IT Answers and Elevator provide can create links up to a 50km radius, with Camp and Furnace, the first to make the connection and benefit from a super-fast internet connection.
Tim added: “This service has only just been launched and Camp and Furnace have been quick to take us up on the offer. It’s great that we have been able to use the technical expertise of one of our tenants to launch this brilliant service that should have a real impact on the surrounding area.”
Andrew Hilton, Managing Director of IT Answers added: “From a technical perspective, media and online companies can struggle to access an internet connection that’s right for them. Main providers can only offer speeds of around 300 meg where we reach speeds of over three times that at a fraction of the cost.”
Customers able to benefit from the link will find that past problems with slow download and upload times are gone and that this new service will enable users to upload all media formats in rapid time.”
The service is now available – for further information visit http://www.itanswers.com