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19th June, 2020 (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless broadband UK ISP Secure Web Services, which currently offers a “superfast broadband” network at speeds of up to 30Mbps (5Mbps upload) across some rural parts of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys, has stated that they’re planning to upgrade their network to offer “gigabit broadband” (1Gbps+) for homes.

26th May, 2020 (6 Comments)

UK ISP Exascale, which is in the early process of building a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to reach premises around Telford in Shropshire (with Wolverhampton in the West Midlands and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire to follow), is to start installing a free Mesh WiFi system for all new home customers.

12th May, 2020 (0 Comments)

Frustration has erupted in Shropshire (England) after it emerged that 1,800 premises covered by several street cabinets in Shrewsbury and Ludlow would not gain access to “superfast broadband” (FTTC/P) ISP technology from Openreach (BT). The cabinets had been due to benefit from the operator’s commercial UK roll-out.

27th February, 2020 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported Connecting Shropshire programme and unitary council, which alongside Openreach and Airband have so far extended the reach of “superfast broadband” (24-30Mbps+) connectivity to 68,472 additional premises, has invited ISPs to participate in a new broadband Market Intelligence Review (MIR).

21st February, 2020 (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Alncom has extended their own mix of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) based connectivity in order bring a gigabit-capable broadband network to some remote homes, farms and businesses on the large Raby Estate in County Durham, England.

23rd January, 2020 (16 Comments)

Fixed wireless and UK full fibre (FTTP) ISP Airband has made progress on their £11.2m Connecting Shropshire contract, which has so far expanded the reach of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) connectivity to 10,500 premises in the county and they now aim to deploy “ultrafast” (100Mbps) speeds to a further 2,200 premises.

1st November, 2019 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Exascale, which recently started deploying a new gigabit-capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband network to homes and businesses Telford (Shropshire), also appear to be preparing to conduct a similar rollout around “out of town” locations in Wolverhampton (West Midlands) and Cheltenham (Gloucestershire).

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1st August, 2019 (14 Comments)

The Managing Director of UK ISP Exascale, Thomas Bibb, has today informed ISPreview.co.uk that the provider has begun to build their own Gigabit speed “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband network in Telford (Shropshire), which will initially (Phase One) aim to cover 1,200 homes and 250 businesses within as little as 6 weeks.

inca gold standard

10th June, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has today awarded their first fixed wireless broadband ISP – Secure Web Services (SWS) – with a “Gold Standard Quality Mark“, which aims to highlight alternative network providers that adopt the best practices in performance, design and operations.


2nd May, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business ISP Exascale has announced that “unprecedented demand” during Q1 2019 has caused them to extend their carrier grade MPLS network to Wolverhampton and Telford, which they say will support a range of “competitively priced” uncontented gigabit Point-to-Point Ethernet and contended FTTP services in selected areas.


23rd April, 2019 (3 Comments)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and full fibre FTTP ISP Airband has announced that they’ve recruited additional engineers and extended their fleet to cope with increased demand as it deploys “high speed broadband” deeper into rural Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Somerset.

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14th November, 2018 (7 Comments)

Hybrid wireless and fibre optic ISP Airband has announced that they’ve started to expand their “bespoke” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network into “current deployments,” which we assume includes those that have previously only had a service via their slower fixed wireless network.

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21st September, 2018 (7 Comments)

The Shropshire County Council is considering the introduction of an accreditation scheme for new build home developments, which would act like a checklist for planning officers and applicants in order to help “highlight the qualitative aspects of schemes that sometimes get missed,” such as the need for broadband.

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14th September, 2018 (27 Comments)

A new report on local economic growth will next week warn Shropshire County Council in England of the “disappointing” news that their goal of providing all homes and businesses in the region with access to “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020 is “no longer likely [to] be achieved,” but it should get there eventually.

fttc uk broadband cabinets

7th July, 2018 (44 Comments)

Residents of the Coleham district in the town of Shrewsbury (Shropshire, UK) have moaned after a new “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) street cabinet was removed by Openreach following complaints from the local Christian Science Society, which objected to the fact that it blocked the view of their sign.

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26th May, 2018 (8 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council in Shropshire (England) and Openreach (BT) have announced the completion of their joint £5.6m rollout of FTTC based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) technology in the region, which can now cover 98% of local homes and businesses.

airband home install

13th February, 2018 (8 Comments)

The first customer has officially gone live on Airband’s new fixed wireless “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) service in Shropshire, which forms part of last year’s new £11.2m Connecting Shropshire contract that will see the network being rolled out reach an additional 14,000+ premises by 2020.

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