Business

Digital Connections

A simple guide to the help and support available to Powys businesses for internet connectivity.

Make the most of the internet for your business with ways to save money, build in business resilience, and improve internet connectivity. 

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Fibre Broadband Networks

 

General Information

The BT openreach website provides information for homes and business on the rollout of superfast broadband, and whether it is available in your area.  For further information and answers to frequently asked questions click on the link below:

 

> BT Openreach 

 

To check your current line speed use the line speed checker below:

> Superfast Speed Checker 

 

Business Information

Superfast Business Wales is an excellent resource with the latest superfast information, support and tools for businesses in Wales:

> How your business can benefit 

> Guides and top tips 

> Savings Calculator 

> Software Directory 

Funding for Superfast

Welsh Government offer two support schemes:

> Access Broadband Cymru vouchers (Access for hard to reach sites) 

> Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher (Upgrading to Ultrafast) 

 

Funding is also available through BT’s Community Fibre Partnership which can help communities find a fibre solution:

> Community Fibre Partnerships 

 

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

A list of Internet Service Providers offering superfast and ultrafast services which can be used with the Access Broadband Cymru and the Ultrafast Connectivity Voucher schemes can be found at:

> Welsh Government – Superfast Broadband 

 

Mobile Networks

 

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Service delivered through a sim card for devices or a plug-in USB dongle device. Speed and connectivity dependent on the network provider and availability of their mobile signal at the locations you require. Worth checking the availability of mobile signal with provider in the first instance. A list of mobile providers and can be found at the USwitch website:

> USwitch Mobile Broadband 

 

The Ofcom website provides predicted mobile coverage (voice, 3G and 4G) and fixed broadband speed and availability by postcode maps for the main 4 mobile providers, EE, O2, Vodaphone and Three at:

> Ofcom Mobile Coverage Checker 

 

Other Networks

 

Fixed Wireless Broadband ISPs

Effective solutions: Crai Community Broadband Project (case study)

Services delivered through mobile networks and over radio frequencies through an aerial and receiver. Usually charges include a one-off fee to install broadcast equipment and a fixed term contract paid by a monthly subscription. More information available at:

> ISP Review - Fixed Wireless Broadband ISPs 

 

Satellite Broadband

Services delivered via a satellite receiver and dish. Usually charges include a one-off fee to install broadcast equipment and a fixed term contract paid by a monthly subscription. More information available at:

> ISP Review - Satellite Broadband ISPs  

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