What is wireless broadband?

Wessex Internet Team

Whilst we’d say full fibre is the best possible broadband you can get, unfortunately it’s not available everywhere yet.

We’re committed to building a full fibre network that connects and serves even the most remote countryside communities - while we’re doing that, in some of the areas we haven’t reached yet, we’re proud to offer superfast wireless broadband as a fast and reliable alternative.

How does it work?

While most broadband is delivered by cables - either fibre-optic or copper phonelines - wireless broadband is delivered through the air to your house using radio waves.

We have a network of 150 wireless masts throughout the countryside beaming a signal to our customers.

If we can see your property from one of our masts, with no buildings, trees or hills in the way to block the signal, it means you can get superfast broadband with download speeds of up to 50Mbps wirelessly. All we’d need to do is install a small dish (no bigger than a satellite TV dish) on your house to pick up the signal.

Who can get wireless broadband?

Your home or office needs to be within about five miles of one of our wireless masts, but most importantly we need to have what is called a clear line of sight to your property. That means no buildings, trees, hills or other obstructions in the way as all of these block the signal.

If you order our superfast wireless broadband, one of our specialists will do a quick desktop survey to check we can connect your property before they contact you to arrange your installation. For more information about how we install the service, you can read our handy guide here.

If you live in a listed building or conservation area, you’ll need to seek permission from the relevant planning authorities before we can install your wireless connection. If you don’t live in a conservation area or have a listed building you are able to install up to two dishes on your building.

How much is it?

We offer a range of wireless home broadband packages. To find out more about wireless services for your business, call our business specialists on 0333 240 7997.

Home Starter

60GB monthly usage
18 month contract

60GB of data is equal to any one of the following:

130 hrs of Netflix SD

24 hrs of Netflix HD 

26 hours of a group video call (upload and download)

Download speed:
30Mbps
5 Mbps upload
Monthly fee
£25
Activation fee
£148
Perfect for

Budget conscious – A great value package for a bit of browsing, shopping and emailing.

Install included in Activation Fee

Home Family

300GB monthly usage
18 month contract

300GB of data is equal to any one of the following:

660hrs of Netflix SD

120 hrs of Netflix HD 

120 hours of a group video call (upload and download)

Download speed:
40Mbps
10 Mbps upload
Monthly fee
£39
Activation fee
£98
Perfect for

Smaller families – Enough data for all the online essentials like email, and a bit of TV or music streaming.

Install included in Activation Fee

Home Unlimited

Unlimited monthly usage
18 month contract

Unlimited data - download and stream as much as you like with no data caps.
Download speed:
50Mbps
10 Mbps upload
Monthly fee
£49
Activation fee
£49
Perfect for

Binge watchers – Download or stream your favourite box sets without worrying about a data cap.

Free installation*

Can I get it?

Find out if we can offer you a full fibre or superfast wireless broadband service to your home or office, with our coverage checker:

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