Connecting Shropshire

Useful links

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 can I check my broadband speed?

There are various online checkers available, for example:

Tips for improving your broadband speed

Boost your broadband

Ofcom’s practical tips for improving your broadband speed

What is the Broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO)?

From March 2020, the broadband universal service obligation (USO) will give people in the UK the right to request a decent and affordable broadband connection. Under the USO, eligible homes and businesses will be able to request a connection, where the cost of building it is no more than £3,400.

For more information, please go to the Ofcom website or click on following link: statement-delivering-the-broadband-universal-service

Business support

Shropshire Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Aquiss Home:

Aquiss Business:

Fibre on Demand

FTTP on Demand means people can order Fibre to the Premises (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).

Further information is available on the Openreach website:

Apart from Openreach, we’re only aware of two other companies currently prepared to offer this service (although there may be others that we’re unaware of), these are:


For more information, please contact Emma Daniel via email: or call: 0333 733 8050


For more information, please contact Elliott Marsh via email:


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: (Herefordshire and Gloucestershire)

Building Digital UK (BDUK)