With this second lock-down, the Corona virus Pandemic is still a threat to both people and businesses within our community and we want to do what we can to help, once again.
Together, with the members of The Liverpool Internet Exchange (IX Liverpool ) we have today re-launched the hugely successful Free WiFi service across the city so that home workers can work from home and access high speeds that otherwise may have been unavailable with their current provider.
From the 5th of November 2020 home workers and residents can access the free WiFi by looking out for the WiFi name “workfromhome” and enjoy 350Mbps upload and download for the duration of this second lockdown.
As well as helping people work from home, our primary motivation is to help those disadvantaged in our local community, especially those who cannot afford a decent internet connection in their home, denying them access to on-line learning, job applications and accessing government services.
In addition to this, we are also offering free 1Gbps internet to schools who need help to stream lessons live to their students, some of which may be based at home during the struggle to keep class sizes small.
If your school could use free high-speed internet during these challenging times, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can begin a survey and book and installation date, which normally takes around 1-2 days.
Also, if you are a small business who is struggling due to the lockdown, we will consider free internet connections to help, up to 1Gbps. Applications need to be made to us and it has to be shown that your business is suffering and that we can make a real difference to your operation.
At the moment, our coverage is still quite small and limited to the Liverpool City Centre, Everton, The Wirral, and parts of Sefton (and growing), so we also want to speak with landlords across the region who will allow Baltic to install WiFi access points to the outdoor parts of buildings, so that together we can increase the overall coverage level to extend into more homes.