Connecting Shropshire and Airband have recently announced the live launch of the first transmitter site, serving over 300 homes and businesses. The transmitter provides superfast broadband connectivity of 30Mbps to parts of Sheriffhales and Shifnal parishes, and other communities further east, such as Tong.
Airband’s deployment of fixed wireless broadband works by sending a radio signal from a transmitter site to a small receiver attached to the property. A cable is then run into the building allowing the end user to access the Internet in the same way as any other broadband connection.
The project, part of the UK Government’s superfast broadband rollout and supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, is boosting coverage in the Shropshire Council area up to 2020 and will provide superfast broadband to over 14,000 homes and businesses across some of the most rural parts of Shropshire, with areas going live incrementally as the rollout continues.
The project to deliver more superfast connectivity to Shropshire is supported by the Marches LEP, which secured more than ¬£8m of Growth Deal funding specifically to improve access to high-speed broadband in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. To find out if you’re in Airband’s current or planned coverage area, enter your postcode at home.airband.co.uk/coverage/