North west businesses hindered by low quality broadband

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30 September, 2015

Business advisory company Deloitte has unveiled its research of broadband internet available to major business areas in Liverpool and Manchester.

Deloitte found that firms in the north west are still experiencing varying qualities of broadband, with anything from inconsistent access to super fast speeds.

One year after its last report on broadband in business – which found huge variation in speed throughout the region – Deloitte failed to find even one location experiencing the fastest fibre connections.

Deloitte’s TMT partner in the north west, Jodi Birkett, said:

“Broadband speed is a big issue for businesses. With the rise of cloud computing the need for high internet speeds has become more acute and a slow connection can have a serious impact on business productivity.

“The state of play in Manchester and Liverpool doesn’t make for good reading and it needs improving if we want to create a true ‘northern powerhouse’.”

The study assessed whether major business areas, which included Manchester Science Parks, Old Hall Street and Spinningfields, managed to access super fast fibre optic broadband, particularly fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) or fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP).

From the twelve areas assessed, just four were able to access FTTC (Birchwood Park, Cheadle Royal, Little Peter Street, and Sharp Project), with none being able to access FTTP.

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