Reacting to huge demand from business tenants for high-speed Internet and data services, Los-Angeles-based real estate giant CB Richard Ellis has signed a deal with Chicago-based high-speed access provider Eziaz. The agreement allows Eziaz access to clients in 1,200 buildings under management by Ellis, which will increase to 4,500 the number buildings where Eziaz has a “footprint”.

“CB Richard Ellis is committed to providing advanced Internet communications services to all of our commercial office buildings, says Jana Turner, president of managed services at Ellis. She added that Eziaz beat out many other firms for the contract at Ellis.

Broadband access installation can take up to 90-120 days, with businesses sometimes complaining of waits as long as six months for sought after broadband services. Eziaz says it can install in 60 days. The key to the company’s competitive advantage is its technology that “turbocharges” existing copper wiring in buildings, which cuts down on installation time.

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