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Liverpool Innovation Park chief states fibre broadband benefits

Tuesday, January 10th 2012 by Editorial
Super-fast broadband is helping to attract businesses to Liverpool Innovation Park.

Fibre optic broadband is helping to encourage companies to establish operations at Liverpool Innovation Park (LIP), according to the site's innovation manager Dr Mark Tock.

The FibreNet project is aiming to deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps to the location, helping the park to attract "clusters" of hi-tech businesses, Dr Tock explained.

Initiatives such as this make the science park the "ideal environment" for technology-based enterprises, he insisted.

Dr Tock added: "Flexibility is key for growing businesses and we work hard to make things run as smoothly as possible for tenants so they can get on with the important task of running their business."

The park, operated by Space North West, offers everything from small 100 sq ft modules to 80,000 sq ft premises and development plots.

Between 1982 and 2002, the number of science parks across the UK increased from just two to approximately 100. The UK Science Park Association claimed the establishment of these sites has a strong local and regional focus.