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Superfast fixed wireless improves broadband in Monmouthshire
Thursday 03 March 2016 14:30:13 by Andrew Ferguson

The Superfast Broadband pilot projects for the final 5% have taken another leap forward, as AB Internet now has its up to 50 Mbps fixed wireless service available across Monmouthshire.

"We’re delighted to bring a superfast broadband service to Monmouthshire’s hard to reach rural areas. This landmark initiative makes the county better connected and more resilient in the digital age as a great place to live, work and play and more competitive in the Cardiff Capital Region.

The initiative also helps the authority to make a reality of its iCounty vision to become one of the most inspiring spaces for digital advancement, an iCounty characterized by a growing digital economy, a smarter public service and a more networked society."

Councillor Bob Greenland talking to local press

We have translated the outline of the area AB Internet cover in Monmouthshire and it is searchable on our broadband checker now, along with the other parts of the UK AB Internet serve. We do not count any of the fixed wireless solutions towards the percentage coverage levels yet, at this time it is likely that later in 2016 we will integrate the alternate networks but only assign a speed value sufficient to tick the USO (10 Mbps) box (AB Internet in February 2016 from the tests we have seen averaged 8 Mbps download speed). Hopefully as take-up increases in areas like Monmouthshire we will see more people testing and the full range of speeds available to customers.

Fastest observed AB Internet speed test from 2015/2016
Fixed Wireless Broadband Speed Test using AB Internet network in Lincolnshire

Comments

Posted by oglord 9 months ago
Presumably not the entirety of Monmouthshire, just the bit administered by Monmouthshire council.
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