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ITSwisp launches fixed wireless broadband service for Norfolk/Suffolk
Monday 19 November 2012 09:44:53 by Andrew Ferguson

A sign that the commercial sector has not given up on rolling out broadband services is evidenced by the launch today of ITSwisp a fixed wireless broadband service that covers Norwich, Beccles, Bungay, Fakenham, Holt, Caister.

The service is based around a mesh system centered on a main transmitter on Norwich airport industrial estate. The mesh approach means that coverage can be increased by people with a high enough building hosting a relay antenna in return for free or reduced cost broadband.

The service is offering a basic 3 Mbps downstream, 0.5 Mbps upstream with a 5GB allowance for £19.99. The top of the range is the 8 Mbps down and 1 Mbps product with a 30GB allowance for £31.99 a month, more details on the pricing, terms and conditions etc should be available on their website.

Update 11am: Standard installation of the antenna and an ethernet socket for connection to computer or your own Ethernet router is free. A wireless access point can be supplied for £39.99 or £69.99 for a Gigabit wireless router, and for those who need it a 2 PC setup option is available for £24.99. The contract is a 12 month minimum term and excess usage is charged at £5 per GB.

For those able to get ADSL/ADSL2+ at these sorts of speeds the product may not appeal, but there are many in Norfolk/Suffolk who only get slow speeds from the DSL based services so the opportunity to free themselves from Openreach infrastructure may be a welcome one.


Posted by whiteymouse over 4 years ago
Wireless broadband in Alicante Spain. I'm getting 12 Mbps downstream 3 Mbps upstream with no restrictions on usage plus 2000 mins landline 35 mins mobile per month all for Euros 49.90 before VAT. Giga router Euros 50, no installation charges. Delighted with service.
Posted by WWWombat over 4 years ago
One of our flatest counties, so Wireless BB must be one of the implementations of choice for rural areas.

Any idea of how many people/properties/bandwidth that the infrastructure (and spectrum) can support? Does it stand a chance of being a significant part of the 10-15% USC (Min 2Mbps)?
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