Extra engineers hired to speed up Shropshire's internet

By Lisa O'Brien | Business | Published:

Extra engineers have been hired to help roll-out high speed broadband across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Somerset.

Independent internet service provider Airband has recruited additional engineers and extended its fleet to cope with increased demand as it deploys high speed broadband.

Airband specialises in high speed broadband for homes, business and industry across rural and hard-to-reach areas.

Peter Mathers, Airband operations director, said: “Increasing our engineering teams and fleet is vitally important because we want to get out to our customers and get installations done as quickly as possible.

“The new fleet has been designed to meet all highways regulations as Airband deploys its fibre down the roads and lanes of rural Britain.


“The new fleet marks a new chapter in Airband’s delivery of fibre high speed broadband to our customers, whilst ensuring our engineers work safely and in full compliance with highways regulations.

“People in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Somerset can expect to see these new vans and our Airband engineers out and about and know that they’re busy installing homes and businesses with superfast broadband in their communities.

“Airband’s existing contracts with local councils call for us to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to at least 35,000 rural homes and businesses over the next two years, and we expect to grow this significantly as people in rural communities realise they can now enjoy the same services as people in the big towns and cities.”

“Meanwhile, we are steaming ahead on our new superfast fibre broadband deployment to rural communities in Herefordshire as part of the Fastershire project.”

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.


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