tpm Installs 1Gbps Internet Connection

Students at tpm will now have access to one of the fastest connections in the region thanks to a unique partnership.

tpm and Baltic Broadband with IX Liverpool have worked together in partnership to install a 1Gbps Internet connection into tpm’s premises on Lime Street.

Businesses in the city region have long complained about the relatively slow broadband speeds compared to other parts of the UK and this new development puts Liverpool on an equal footing with London, Leeds and Manchester.

tpm is a specialist training company in Liverpool city centre offering Apprenticeships, Traineeships and a range of NVQ and professional CPD courses. They help individuals and businesses develop through top quality training and support. 

Baltic Broadband is a business Internet Service Provider based in Liverpool whose aim it is to bring low cost high quality Internet connections to businesses in the region.  It has brought 10Gbps internet connections to entire areas of Liverpool (for example the Baltic Triangle & The Fabric District) and now the Lime Street/Renshaw street area where tpm are located, helping to transform entire communities with internet connections that ultimately will help the economic redevelopment of the region.

IX Liverpool is a not for profit Internet Exchange company whose main aim is to build the Internet here in the Liverpool City Region and is founded on the principles of a collaborative and cooperative organisation.

 

The huge increase in speed and performance and the money saved as a result will be reinvested and not only contribute towards our expansion, but back into the delivery of learning and employment opportunities for our learners”.

 

Local businessman and director of tpm, Brian Quinn commented:

”We’ve struggled for over a decade with high cost and low speed Internet connections that have delivered disappointing results and that led us to require multiple broadband accounts to try and meet demand.  Baltic Broadband have changed all of that with their new and groundbreaking connectivity in the Lime Street area.

Having access to a 1Gbps broadband service is going to make a significant impact, both to our business and the wider community. As we lead the way in skills and support, we need access to a high speed & low latency internet connection so that our learners can complete online coursework, sit exams and conduct research, much of which we’ve previously struggled with for many years.

Also, the faster speed that we can now receive has also meant that we can have a Voice over IP (VoIP) phone system installed, enabling our business to benefit from cheaper calls and a system that offers additional functionality around mobile, remote working and staff training.

The huge increase in speed and performance and the money saved as a result will be reinvested and not only contribute towards our expansion, but back into the delivery of learning and employment opportunities for our learners”.

The online environment is already central to the learning experience. Mirroring industry trends and contemporary working environments, our courses and training programmes rely significantly on the internet both for delivery of skills training and for communications. Online portfolios are an important tool for our learners who via the internet, regularly submit photographs and other evidence of their skills in practice in the workplace. It’s critical to our continued success that this virtual online training environment is continually enhanced and improved.

Local businessman and Director of Baltic Broadband and IX Liverpool Matt Wilson says:

“We’re proud to deliver yet another 10Gbps into an area of Liverpool that has previously been denied from such essential Digital connectivity and with 1Gbps of it earmarked just for tpm, who arguably now have the fastest internet connection of any training provider in the region, we are excited to see how this will transform their business for many years to come”