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SWS case study: Asbatch Farm

December 3, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

This case study details the multiple benefits to a livestock farm in south Shropshire of being able to take a superfast broadband connection from Secure Web Services. Please click the link to read more: 20181120 Asbatch Farm – CASE STUDY

September 2018 update

September 18, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from Connecting Shropshire on the following: Programme update Contract 3 update – Airband Contract 2 update – Openreach 90% superfast broadband coverage in the Shropshire Council area Broadband availability on new housing developments Broadband grants available to eligible businesses – … Continue reading »

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

July 9, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme supports the cost of installing full fibre broadband connections direct to businesses for the fastest and most reliable gigabit-capable broadband speeds available. Through the scheme SMEs can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of … Continue reading »

SWS continues to expand its broadband network across Shropshire

June 26, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Secure Web Services (SWS) has recently commissioned additional fibre backhaul in the Corvedale valley to extend its broadband coverage to thousands more properties in south Shropshire. Two similar fibre nodes, adding further coverage, are expected to be commissioned over the … Continue reading »

Business broadband grant

May 25, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

£25,000 grant provides ultrafast broadband connection for Shropshire business. Gwaza Ltd will soon become the first business in the Shropshire Council area to benefit from a dedicated grant, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Shropshire Council. The £25,000 … Continue reading »

Government introduce a Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

April 25, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

In the Spring Statement, the government committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment, a £67 million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme was announced. Gigabit broadband vouchers can be used by small and medium-sized businesses, … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire: 60-second briefing

March 15, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

What is it?  Connecting Shropshire is a £45m programme to bring faster broadband to all parts of the Shropshire Council area where private companies are not going to provide it as part of their current commercial plans. We invest money … Continue reading »

Airband – first customer connected

February 15, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Airband has announced that the first customer on the Connecting Shropshire project has gone live in Tong, near Shifnal, Shropshire. The project, part of the UK Government’s superfast broadband rollout and supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, is part … Continue reading »

January 2018 update

January 3, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The latest programme update providing information on: Contract 3 update Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme – extended Broadband grants available to eligible businesses To view, please click on the hyperlink title of this post or paste this … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire announces £11.2m broadband contract

July 11, 2017 / 3 comments / Permalink

On Monday 10 July 2017, Connecting Shropshire announced that Airband Community Internet Ltd will be the delivery partner for the next phase of Shropshire Council’s superfast broadband programme. Since 2002, Airband has been providing high-speed wireless broadband access to rural … Continue reading »

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