On this page we’ve gathered together a selection of links to external sites that you might find useful and informative. (Shropshire Council and the Connecting Shropshire team are not responsible for the content of, nor do they endorse any company/service or the opinions of external internet sites.)
How will it work?
Can I get fibre broadband at the moment?
How can I check my broadband speed?
There are various online checkers available, for example:
Tips for improving your broadband speed
Shropshire-based Internet Service Providers
Associated Telecom Solutions
Fibre on Demand
FTTP on Demand means people can order FTTP if they are connected to an FTTC cabinet regardless of whether or not they are able to order FTTC due to speed restrictions. An order will be subject to survey and additional Excess Construction Charges (ECCs).
For further information please use the following Openreach FTTP on Demand expression of interest – http://www.formwize.com/run/survey3.cfm?idx=505d040f0d0a0d
Apart from Openreach, we’re only aware of one other company prepared to offer this service (although there may be others that we’re unaware of), called FluidOne. For more information contact Elliott Marsh via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 or in the meantime:
Mobile broadband is often available in areas not yet served by fibre broadband. It is provided by a mobile telephony network and doesn’t require a landline. The strength of the connection will depend on the strength of the signal in your area. To check availability use Ofcom’s mobile coverage checkers 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
Airband Community Internet Ltd
EPX Technical Services
ITS Technology Group
Secure Web Services Ltd
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.
ACL Telco Ltd
Local fixed line broadband in Shropshire
Bordering Counties broadband information
Connecting Shropshire is working with other neighbour Authorities who in most cases have similar broadband delivery projects. If you need information about what’s happening in the surrounding counties then follow these links:
http://www.fastershire.com/homepage (Herefordshire and Gloucestershire)
Broadplaces and libraries
Around Shropshire you can access the internet at libraries and at broadplaces, click on the following links to find your nearest:
Shropshire Digital Inclusion Forum
Independent comparison of broadband packages
I can’t remember my postcode
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK)
Get Shropshire Online
Ofcom broadband maps and data
Ofcom Infrastructure Report 2014
Benefits of fibre broadband