Posted: Wed 2nd Mar 2016

Superfast broadband now available across Monmouthshire

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 2nd, 2016

Monmouthshire County Council has successfully worked in partnership with the private sector and UK Government to deliver a new superfast broadband service for hard to reach rural areas across the county. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Internet service provider, AB Internet Ltd now provides superfast broadband services via fixed wireless access to communities across Monmouthshire. Homes and businesses across the county can now enjoy internet connectivity at superfast speeds as AB Internet’s government-endorsed ground breaking technology connects premises where fibre fails to reach. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The UK Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport has invested £850,000 to help connect the county as part of its £10m Technology Pilots Project. Wireless internet of up to 50Mb download speed is now available to all, thanks to AB Internet’s state of the art ‘line-of-sight’ connectivity which allows residents to connect to the internet without even needing a phone line. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Bob Greenland, cabinet member with responsibility for innovation and enterprise said: “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.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He added: “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.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

AB Internet is a market leader in delivering superfast broadband to some of the very hardest to reach places. Whether the county’s communities want to watch films online, ensure better connections to customers, make business more globally competitive, help educate children, connect with local goods and services providers or simply keep a regular check on grandparents, Monmouthshire is not only connected, but equipped with the technology that makes it one of the UK’s fastest wireless hotspots. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To find out more about the new Superfast Broadband Service register online at www.abinternet.co.uk or call AB Internet on 0800 952 0080. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To explore further information about Digital Monmouthshire, broadband options, iCounty and the businesses that make up the county’s thriving digital economy visit: www.monmouthshire.biz/digital-monmouthshire/ ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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