Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

30Mbps Wireless Broadband Reaches Rural Brecon Beacons Village of Crai

Monday, November 6th, 2017 (4:53 pm) - Score 1,120
dyfed it superfast broadband mast

Some 70 homes in the rural village of Crai, which sits inside the mountainous Brecon Beacons National Park area of Wales, have finally been covered by a ‘up to’ 30Mbps capable fixed wireless “superfast broadband” service after local ISP Dyfed Superfast expanded their network into the area.

The new community deployment is being supported by the Welsh Government’s Access Broadband Cymru voucher scheme (i.e. grants worth up to £400-£800 per property to help get a faster connection installed). Customers of the new service can expect to pay from £19.99 inc. VAT per month for an ‘up to’ 10Mbps download speed with unlimited usage or £29.99 for 30Mbps (plus free installation with the voucher scheme).

Gareth Robinson, Dyfed Superfast, said:

“We’re excited to start this new phase of the project in Crai. With support from the Welsh Government, we have built a resilient broadband network that meets the needs of this vibrant rural community. We chose Fixed Wireless Access as this allows us to provide unlimited data while fibre was too expensive and disruptive for a rural community. Satellite based options were evaluated, but this would have meant limited data and a high cost penalty for anyone going over their monthly limit.

We hope to be able to extend high speed broadband across Wales, building on our expertise and taking advantage of new technologies like Fixed Wireless Access to reach places that have to date been poorly served by BT.”

A series of new masts and low power microwave transmitters have been installed to help support the network and subscribers will also need to attach a small receiver dish to their property in order to access the service. The ISP also has various other deployments around Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarhenshire.

NOTE: Apparently the total ABC subsidy came to around £60,000.

Add to Diigo
Mark Jackson
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
4 Responses
  1. Avatar Optimist

    Looks good, especially as customers can save money by ditching their fixed line in favour of VOIP.

  2. Avatar Simon

    Yes – this is what IAP tried and failed to do in 1999. Nice to see it back!

    • Avatar Simon

      Forgot to say I hope the Crai Valley Eco Lodges can get this – as they are a lovely tranqual holiday retreat – and this would be the icing!

  3. Avatar RuralBroadbandSucks

    It is great to hear a rural success story.
    Positives I can see is that they didnt go for satellite, they offer a cheaper yet reasonable USO option for those who have tighter budgets and it is unlimited.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £18.00 (*22.00)
    Avg. Speed 30Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Code: HYPER19
  • Vodafone £21.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Amazon Echo Plus
  • Direct Save Telecom £22.95 (*29.95)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Origin Broadband £23.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • SSE £23.00 (*33.00)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. BT (2428)
  2. FTTP (2040)
  3. FTTC (1613)
  4. Building Digital UK (1557)
  5. Politics (1355)
  6. Openreach (1352)
  7. Business (1191)
  8. Statistics (1055)
  9. FTTH (988)
  10. Mobile Broadband (984)
  11. Fibre Optic (948)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (891)
  13. Wireless Internet (873)
  14. 4G (858)
  15. Virgin Media (819)
  16. Sky Broadband (577)
  17. EE (564)
  18. TalkTalk (559)
  19. Vodafone (484)
  20. Security (399)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact