Last year, FACTCO and Baltic Creative CIC embarked on the challenge to improve our business community’s connectivity. Working together we’ve ensured each business has the network they need to flourish, utilising FACTCO’s knowledge on full-fibre technology as well as the access to funding that they have through DCMS (Department of Culture Media and Sport)

Team member from Baltic Creative CIC and FACTCO

The network which FACTCO has delivered to our community of businesses has the capability to be upgraded to a 10Gbps upload and download full-fibre broadband connection, lighting the way for the city’s connectivity with a fully funded optical fibre connection.

“Delivering a service like this to Baltic Creative CIC and the businesses they support is what we specialise in. Our networks are funded, designed, built, managed and supplied by us. We work hard to deliver full fibre networks that are reliable, secure, powerful and have the ability to be upgraded so no business gets left behind. As a Liverpool based ISP we’re proud to be involved in this project, Baltic Creative CIC are doing great work for the city and we look forward to supporting them further in the future.”

Lee Murphy, Managing Director at FACTCO

The network that was previously available across the Baltic Creative CIC estate had its limitations which was an issue that the team at Baltic Creative CIC wanted to solve.

“ We were having a few issues with our connectivity and we wanted to have a network that we had more control over. Having the support from a local, independent ISP aligned with our values. It made sense to get the support we needed from the team at FACTCO. It’s been a big project for both parties, but we now have a network that we can grow into.”

Chris Green, Operation Manager at Baltic Creative CIC

Fibre optic connectivity is essential for any modern business – especially those in the digital and creative sectors. This is great news for current and future tenants at Baltic Creative CIC.

“The funding we received from DCMS has been immeasurable. As a CIC we require this kind of support so that we can concentrate on giving back to the creative and digital community we exist to serve. We have big plans to expand across the Liverpool City Region in the next few years and, by working with FACTCO in establishing this type of infrastructure, we can grow confidently knowing that our internet connection is safeguarded for the business community”

Mark Lawler, Managing Director at Baltic Creative CIC

FACTCO is one of the UK’s leading registered suppliers of The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, and have supported over 900 businesses, allowing them to fund projects and residential areas that would otherwise have been at the bottom of the list; since the national roll out of full fibre broadband had begun in 2010.

The entire business community at Baltic Creative CIC now has a connection that they can rely on and they now have the support that they need from the FACTCO team. If you’re working in the Baltic Creative CIC space and require support or have any questions with regards to your new network, please contact the FACTCO team directly via email or call 0333 305 7560.