Ashcott Update 1

We’re almost ready to start testing in and around Ashcott & Meare nr Glastonbury. With over 80% of the deployment installed, we’re weeks away from accepting new orders. 

Work is progressing well with the majority of hardware already installed. With great help and many thanks to the land owner, the radio installation is nearing completion. Once the radios are broadcasting, field surveys will commence to determine the coverage area. 

We will be marketing this coverage area and providing a maildrop to create awareness. We will also be surveying the local area for a slightly extended FTTH deployment.  

Please see www.westwifi.co.uk for more information. 

 

Adsborough Update 2

Our regional super hub is nearing the half way stage with the majority of the internal fit-out complete, permitted development status granted and plans progressing with connectivity. 

Preliminary works on the point of presence is now complete and work is progressing on connecting backhaul. We have surveyed a 700m route to connect fibre optic cabling to serve gigabit capable broadband via fixed wireless access. 

Further work will be carried out to survey the local area to connect full fibre and enabling longer range antenna to be used to connect even more homes and businesses to faster broadband. This Point of Presence and duct route is open to wholesale and will provide a another option for this part of rural Somerset.

Please see www.westwifi.co.uk for more information. 

Restarting our Deployments

We’ve come a long way since the start of the first nationwide lockdown and we’re re-starting our deployment work to bring better broadband to rural homes and businesses.

As the first wave of corona virus infections spread throughout our area and the country was put in lockdown, all of our deployments virtually ceased overnight with access restricted and negotiations put on pause. We worked hard developing a self installation kit and worked to obtain code powers from the Government to enable us to continue our work in public areas. 

We’ve had to re-skill, obtain new accreditations and extend our insurance coverage. It’s not been an easy journey but we’re committed in our vision of connecting the digitally disadvantaged. While we would love to spread out everywhere we’re needed, we’re demand led and will cover those who are in the greatest need. 

Sometimes, plans may take longer than we would hope and competitors may release plans to cover the same area. To avoid duplicated disruption, we are discouraged from overlaying our network with another FTTP operator. Please see www.westfibre.co.uk for more information. 

We will be posting further updates shortly. We would like to thank those awaiting deployment and provide reassurance we’re still determined to find and deploy a suitable solution.