A business centre helping firms innovate and grow has made a speedy connection.
The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre is now connected to Gigabit Huddersfield, a state-of-the-art, pure fibre optic network that delivers ultra-fast connectivity to businesses across the town.
Construction of Gigabit Huddersfield was completed earlier this year by CityFibre, a provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure, working in partnership with Brighouse-based communications provider Abzorb.
As well as faster connection to increase productivity, 3M BIC and its tenants will also benefit from ultrafast uploads, remote data storing, more bandwidth to increase use of cloud services and improved communication through cheaper, smarter VoIP telephony and video conferencing tools.
Long term plans will see 3M BIC tenants have the option to connect to their own individual fibre optic network direct to their offices, where they can benefit from varying speeds up to the maximum of 1,000Mbps.
Michael Wilson, 3M BIC’s technology director, said: “Being able to access reliable, fast broadband is essential to any business in the modern global economy.
“Whether they are capturing and exchanging information or bringing real or virtual products and services to their clients, speed matters.”
Jason Petrou-Brown, CityFibre’s city development manager, said: “We are delighted that the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre is now connected to CityFibre’s Gigabit Huddersfield Core network.
“The management team at 3M BIC set the bar extremely high for quality and have understood the need for future-proofed digital connectivity, so have jumped at the opportunity to make the 3M BIC one of the best connected in the country.”