Concert Networks Bring Business Grade WIFI to Salford Students
Knutsford communications business Concert Networks have struck a deal to provide business-grade internet for students in Salford’s latest hotel-class accommodation.
The firm have teamed-up with Cheshire-based Portergate Property Management, to provide 100meg Leased Line connectivity at its new £18 million luxury hall of residence, Riverside House in Blackfriars Road.
Students will have wifi access to the asynchronous circuit, which comes with a business-level SLA and a guaranteed six hour fix.
Concert MD Neil Hollands, said: “Portergate want the very best for their tenants in Riverside House and in these times that includes high speed connectivity.
“Just like in business the internet is such an integral part of student life that downtime can lead to a huge loss of productivity and broadband just isn’t reliable enough.
“By bringing a business level SLA, we can ensure that should there be any issues with the Leased Line they can be resolved quickly and efficiently within a specified timeframe.
“We think it is the first time student accommodation has employed such high spec connectivity.”
The wifi will be installed at the Riverside complex, a purpose built luxury accommodation for students which features leading edge green technology.
Anthony Jackson, chairman of Portergate Property Management, said: “High speed internet access for individual residents and staff throughout Riverside House is vital and the minimum requirement for 21st century students.
“We have been happy to work with Concert on this provision.”