About Wessex Internet
We are an award-winning local Internet Service Provider (ISP) based in North Dorset that was founded by The Ranston Estate and Matthew Skipsey in 2010 as an innovative solution to the need for superfast broadband coverage in the area. Since 2012, Wessex Internet has operated as a Joint Venture between Ranston and M12 Solutions to provide Internet services across the Ranston network.
In short, if you want a reliable, friendly, superfast internet connection, we are the people to speak to! Our service and solutions are unbeatable.
Ranston’s network is vast, and growing. It consists of more than 130 masts and over 300km of fibre. The resultant superfast fibre and wireless coverage spans literally hundreds of square miles across not just Dorset, but also Wiltshire and Somerset too.
The core network originates near Blandford, Dorset and we now serve over 2000 customers from that point – without any need for BT Openreach cables.
Our wireless technology delivers excellent broadband connectivity to both residential and business customers via a small dish on the side of your property. Most customers connect using our Fibre to the Mast (FTTM) technology, where wireless sector antennas are mounted on one of our fibre linked masts for the final mile delivery to your home or business.
Increasingly we are also delivering pure-fibre (FTTH/FTTP) connections to customers. This requires a fibre cable to be hard-wired into a building, making it incredibly reliable, and is vastly different to fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) technology used by BT. Our fibre is currently capable of 1Gb/s – giving you one of the fastest connections anywhere in the country. It’s the ultimate futureproof solution.
Our core network has also been designed with expandability in mind. If your home or business needs fibre-to-the-home (FTTH/FTTP) style connections, we have the capability.
Who are the companies behind Wessex Internet?
The Ranston Estate was established in 1781 and the organisation creates, provides and manages the core infrastructure and network. It’ll be Ranston’s engineers that did your installation and our team are on hand 24/7 to provide network support. You see us driving the Wessex Internet vans in your area.
M12 Solutions Ltd is a long-established telecoms and connectivity provider founded in 2003 and based in Fareham. M12 are responsible for the sales, marketing, contracts, customer service and technical management of the Joint Venture. If you’ve called Wessex Internet you’ve probably spoken to someone from M12. Put simply, you’ll have seen Ranston, and spoken over the phone to M12.
Wessex Internet is a service provided by Ranston Farms and M12 Solutions Ltd through a Joint Venture. All customer contracts registered under the Joint Venture are held by M12 Solutions Ltd.
M12 Solutions Ltd are registered in England & Wales at The Belfry, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7FJ, with company number 03401975 and VAT number GB 873 8568 66.
Ranston Farms is a Partnership registered to The Estate Office, Ranston, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8PU with VAT number GB 185 5086 39
Wessex Internet is a service provided by M12 Solutions Ltd, a well-established telecoms and connectivity provider founded in 2003, together with the Ranston Estate, established in 1781, that provides and manages the core infrastructure and network.
"Everyone in our house has been amazed since you installed our internet, we can finally stream videos! Thank you! We feel we have joined the modern world."
"Just to say our connection has been life changing!"
"The Wessex Internet package saves me time and saves me money. I am delighted."
"Utterly brilliant, I cant thank the guys who installed enough. Best thing I have ever done."
"We joined Wessex Internet in March this year, and have found the service excellent. The speed is as promised, allowing us now to access films/iplayer for the first time. "