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Spectrum Internet Brings 1Gbps Broadband to 70+ Businesses in Cardiff

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 (4:20 pm) - Score 888

Around 70+ businesses on the Cardiff Gate International Business Park in Wales can now gain access to top broadband speeds of 1000Mbps after Welsh ISP Spectrum Internet expanded the reach of their fibre optic network into the area by using the city’s Connection Voucher scheme, which makes this the first such park to benefit in the whole of Wales.

The voucher scheme allows individual businesses to apply for grants worth up to £3,000 +vat in order to gain access to a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection. But the scheme also supports aggregated bids by several firms, which in some cases can help to afford a generally better connection than might have otherwise been possible via individual bids.

The ISP first announced the launch of their new service last year (here), which once installed costs from just £50 per month and that’s just a fraction of what related firms might have otherwise been forced to pay for a leased line. Apparently several tenants throughout the park have been “quick to jump on board and complete the Super Connected application form to the Council“.

Spectrum’s service has already connected a growing number of firms (e.g. 14+ forms in Cardiff’s The Maltings building) to its fibre optic service. In addition the ISP can also use their 60Ghz Wireless equipment, which claims to provide full duplex 1Gb Ethernet services, in order to reach nearby businesses if necessary. Credits to Thinkbroadband for spotting this update.

UPDATE 5:46pm

The official press release has now arrived with a couple of quotes.

Giles Phelps, MD of Spectrum Internet, said:

We are delighted to be providing businesses on Cardiff Gate International Business Park with a superfast service. Many business parks across Wales suffer with a poor broadband service and both the parks and their tenants are at risk of losing business because of this. For business parks in participating Super Connected cities this is a great opportunity to be more appealing to tenants who are attracted by fast broadband speeds.”

Bob Harvey, Managing Partner of Secure Law, says:

The new Spectrum Internet service has made a dramatic difference to the broadband speeds we are receiving. Previously we were averaging speeds around 1Mbps, the experience from our new service is incomparable, with our most recent speed test showing 60Mbps.”

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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  1. NGA for all says:

    Good benchmark for Cardiff businesses. Perseverance Works in Shoredicth have established a similar benchmark http://www.perseveranceworks.co.uk/2014/07/pw-in-victory-for-broadband-access/

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