Connecting Shropshire

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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 »

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 »

Boost for thousands more homes and businesses as Connecting Shropshire passes major milestone

February 24, 2016 / 3 comments / Permalink

More than 50,000 households and businesses across Shropshire now have access to faster fibre broadband as a result of Connecting Shropshire, partners Shropshire Council and BT announced today (Tuesday 23 February 2016). Among the latest communities to benefit are Atcham, … Continue reading »

Artistic Shropshire pupil with designs on faster broadband wins poster competition with ‘lightning fast’ entry

September 29, 2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Nesscliffe becomes latest community to benefit from Connecting Shropshire’s rollout of fibre broadband A Shropshire youngster with designs on faster fibre broadband is celebrating today. Artistic Josie Lawson, aged 8, has won a poster competition organised by Connecting Shropshire, lead … Continue reading »

Broadband boost for 40,000 Shropshire homes and businesses

September 17, 2015 / 4 comments / Permalink

More than 40,000 homes and businesses across the county are now able to connect to faster fibre broadband as a result of Connecting Shropshire, partners Shropshire Council and BT announced today. The latest villages to benefit from the rollout of … Continue reading »

Open Letter – Strategy for Broadband in Shropshire

June 18, 2015 / 7 comments / Permalink

Dear All In order to set expectations and dispel some of the myths perpetrated by detractors of the Connecting Shropshire Programme I thought I would provide an ‘open’ letter update on our progress and aspirations for delivering better broadband to … Continue reading »

Fibre broadband arrives in Myddle & Harmer Hill – a case history

May 8, 2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

This article has been contributed by a guest blogger, Colin Ruck, any views expressed are his own. At last it has arrived. As one resident said “It is like winning the Lottery”. In both villages we have struggled to join … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire broadband update – 174 cabinets now live!

April 27, 2015 / 8 comments / Permalink

Ever since the first roadside cabinet went live in December 2013, Connecting Shropshire has been working hard to install fibre broadband. To date, 174 new roadside cabinets have been installed and are live in 43 exchange areas putting over 30,000 … Continue reading »

A look ahead in 2015

March 10, 2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As winter begins its slow, begrudging, retreat we look ahead to this summer and which exchange areas we’ll be working in. The plans for later this year are being finalised so exact locations are still to be confirmed, however the … Continue reading »

Fibre Fact Finding foray #3

February 27, 2015 / 5 comments / Permalink

Fibre Fact Finding foray number three sees Callum visiting an area where Connecting Shropshire is building a ‘fibre to the premise’ or FTTP network. FTTP takes longer to build, and is much more expensive, as the fibre doesn’t terminate at … Continue reading »

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