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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 »

July 2017 update

July 10, 2017 / 2 comments / Permalink

The latest update providing details of the outcome of the phase 2b procurement is now on the website. To view, please click on the hyperlink title of this post or paste this link into your web browser: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20170710-Monthly-update-July-2017.pdf

March 2017 newsletter

March 3, 2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The latest newsletter has just been uploaded to the website. To read about what’s been going on in the programme recently, click on the hyperlink title of this post or paste this link into your web browser: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170301-Monthly-update-March-2017.pdf.

Bids invited for Phase 2b of the Connecting Shropshire broadband programme

November 15, 2016 / 26 comments / Permalink

Moves to bring superfast broadband to even more people in the county have been announced by Shropshire Council. The authority is inviting bids from telecoms suppliers for the third phase of a major project to boost connectivity for residents and … Continue reading »

Public consultation outcome

November 7, 2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s Public Consultation to determine the State Aid classifications for its Phase 2b procurement closed on 5th September 2016. To find out more about the outcome of the consultation, go to: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/public-consultation-outcome/

Connecting Shropshire endorses alternate solutions for faster broadband

September 21, 2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Eligible homes and businesses in Shropshire have access to a subsidised broadband installation. The Scheme is part of Shropshire Council’s Connecting Shropshire programme and is supported by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK). The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme subsidises by up to … Continue reading »

Contract 3 – Airband

July 20, 2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Airband Community Internet Ltd has been appointed by Shropshire Council to deliver superfast broadband to around 14,000 homes and businesses in the Shropshire Council area over the next three years. For more information, go to: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/contract-3-airband/

Make the switch

July 19, 2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Connecting Shropshire programme is progressing well, with around 60,000 homes and businesses already able to access faster broadband from the network that we’ve installed. If you visit our website: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/when-and-where/ you can check the availability of superfast broadband.

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

July 19, 2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

If your property gets a download speed of 2mbps or less, you can apply to the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme for support towards the cost of the installation of a fixed wireless/satellite broadband connection. For more details, see: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/basic-broadband-subsidy-scheme/

Morris Corfield Case Study

July 30, 2015 / One comment / Permalink

It’s a bright morning as we arrive in Broseley to visit Morris Corfield, a family-run supplier of agricultural equipment across Shropshire and beyond, ranging from large cultivation machinery and tractors, to log splitters and hedge trimmers. As a business, Morris … Continue reading »

New Shropshire Council Mobile Library begins the rounds

October 20, 2014 / One comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has just taken delivery of a new Mobile Library to serve communities in north Shropshire. The new vehicle incorporates the Connecting Shropshire logo. The new Mobile Library offers a range of library services. Readers will be able to … Continue reading »