Sunny digital outlook for Leeds mill complex

Sunny Bank Mills.
Sunny Bank Mills.
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The fastest internet technology in the world is being installed at the award-winning Sunny Bank Mills complex in Farsley.

John and William Gaunt, the joint managing directors of the historic mills, have hired internet service provider Exa Networks to revolutionise their digital offering with its DarkLight connection.

John Gaunt said: “We are home to many cutting edge new digital and hi-tech companies, who depend on a fast internet service for the success of their businesses.

“We were fortunate that Exa Networks are our near neighbours in Bradford.

“Exa has steadily built a reputation as an expert in its industry since it was founded 14 years ago and is now highly proficient at providing businesses with the most effective internet services possible.”

Exa’s Mark Cowgill said: “We have developed ExaBGP, a network tool used by some of the largest and best known companies in the world – and SurfProtect, a content filtering service used by thousands of schools and businesses every day.

“But we believe our latest product is our most exciting yet. DarkLight – a dark fibre connection capable of achieving speeds of over 1,000,000Mbps per connection.”

The Yorkshire Evening Post recently launched its Digital City platform in partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming.

The platform is designed to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.