14 Oct 2019

Gigabit internet coming to Manchester canalside

The stunning Excelsior Works building in Manchester will be fully equipped with Optify full fibre broadband and FIRS TV distribution, delivering the fastest residential connectivity in the city

The site was originally home to the Excelsior book binding works, once one of the largest of its kind in Britain. Following demolition, a new £26m residential project was launched by developer, Mulbury.

The finished building will comprise eight-storeys featuring 108 apartments, all aimed at owner occupiers. The apartments will feature a range of high end finishes and will help to re-invigorate a stretch of city centre canalside which has been vacant for many years.

PCCW Global were engaged early in the project to design and deliver an ultrafast connectivity solution for residents. With today's city centre residents expecting fast, reliable and affordable broadband it is essential that such a provision can be made to them. Manchester is one of the UK's fastest growing residential cities but it has lagged behind others when it comes to connectivity. Optify by PCCW Global will deliver speeds of up to 1Gbps to residents via a future-proofed fibre optic network.

The fibre infrastructure will also provide the backbone for a Fibre Integrated Reception System (FIRS), enabling residents to access the latest SkyQ packages at a substantial discount.

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