Spectrum Internet has rolled out a gigabit speed internet connection to a group of businesses in Cardiff.
The ISP linked up Grade II listed building The Maltings in Cardiff to ultrafast broadband, providing fibre optic connectivity to every tenant in the building who wants it.
The deal came about after 14 businesses at the Maltings came together to apply for vouchers under the government’s £150 million Urban Broadband Fund in order to implement the 1Gbps connection to the building.
“We’ve had a recent £3m refurbishment which means The Maltings now offers high tech luxury self-managed and fully serviced offices that will now benefit from super-fast broadband,” said Gareth Oram, office manager of The Maltings.
“The new Gigabit service that Spectrum Internet has installed has future-proofed the building which is resulting in huge efficiencies for our tenants. This service not only completes our offering of providing ultra-modern services in a 19th century setting but is also generating increased interest from prospective tenants.”
By submitting a collective Super Connected Funding application, the firms can now benefit from a fibre-to-the-premises connection.
Giles Phelps, managing director of Spectrum Internet, said: “The Maltings is an excellent example of how businesses can collectively pool their funding together for a superior solution to be delivered, rather than applying for funding individually”.
Jim Smart, Director of the Smart City Initiative from Cardiff Council, commented “Fibre optic broadband is driving business growth throughout the UK and we are committed to making this service more accessible for Cardiff businesses through the connection voucher scheme”.