Alternative broadband solutions
If fibre broadband is not yet available in your area, there are alternatives that you could use to improve your current broadband speed in the meantime.
If your download speed is 2mbps or lower, then you might consider applying to the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme.
4G Mobile broadband is increasingly available in Shropshire as the mobile network operators expand and improve their networks. 4G Mobile doesn’t require a landline and the reliability of the connection will depend on the strength of the signal in your area. To check availability use Ofcom’s mobile coverage checker, see:
Wireless broadband is provided using radio waves sent from masts or relays. It relies on line-of-sight from the mast to your property, so you need to check with a supplier to confirm availability.
Local wireless broadband suppliers
Satellite broadband is the most widely available alternative solution accessible nearly everywhere in the county. It uses a satellite dish to provide two-way access to broadband services. For more information go to: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/guide/satellite-broadband.html.
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