Wessex Internet lay its 50th km of fibre cable
by Wessex Internet Team
The area’s only supplier of rural Superfast Internet is pleased to announce it has laid its 50th km of fibre optic cable which connects it’s Internet backhaul to over 40 masts and points of presence which overlook communities across the Blackmore Vale and beyond. This latest km of fibre was laid to Guy Richie’s Ashcombe Estate who recently received their own Wessex Internet fibre connection.
Another recent fibre link now connects hubs in Ashmore, Larmer Tree, Stubhampton and Tollard Royal to a directly-connected fibre Internet connection. The existing microwave links have been retained for resilience. Matthew Skipsey from Wessex Internet explains, “Already, without any advertising we have over a dozen installations in newly connected Ashmore where residents now receive 30 Mb/s instead of the slow sub 1 Mb/s they suffered previously. We liaised with a village champion who encouraged villagers to take the new service which has justified our investment in infrastructure to connect them”.
Wessex Internet is pleased to announce it can now reach at least 60 communities with a Superfast service and encourages anyone who lives in or near the Blackmore Vale to register their interest, they may be pleasantly surprised that a connection is available. This has been made possible for two reasons. The first being the steady 10%+ per month growth rate the business has enjoyed since it started, and the second being the increased range of the latest “wireless to the house” technology. Wessex Internet now connects properties up to 7 km from its local mast which is a significant improvement in equipment range.
For Wessex Internet, James Gibson Fleming says “Our picture shows one of our cable laying machines in-use installing power to a new mast location which overlooks the Dorset Villages of Melcome Bingham and Ansty. Again, our thanks go to the keen village champions who encouraged their community helping us to justify our move into their area. Our network completely bypasses the historic copper BT network which gives such slow speeds and variable quality. Customers now receive 30 Mb/s reliably and can move their landline telephones to VoIP to avoid high BT line charges.”