...and proud of it! We've been connecting things since 2002, when the main role of our business was to support and facilitate an important part of the general network infrastructure of the UK. Since then, Internet Connections has evolved — putting our commercially resilient networks to even better use to support local superfast broadband projects.
Back in 2013, our first privately funded superfast broadband community project launched on St Edwards Park in Cheddleton, Staffordshire. For the first time, residents could join the fibre revolution, seeing their average sub-5Mbps speeds shoot up 10-fold or more.
The success of this project lead to expansion in Leekbrook, where we vanquished another superfast "not spot" in 2015, through a hybrid wireless and fibre infrastructure.
April 2020 saw the launch on St Edwards Park of our latest service: Ultrafast 50Mbps and 100Mbps. This latest option for residents of the estate and surrounding countryside (within a 3km radius) introduced improved performance over even FTTP (Fibre to the Premise or "Full Fibre") services, due to the reduced lag/low latency nature of the connections — all without the need for a landline.
In 2017, the first phase of our rural wireless superfast network was established — offering speeds of up to 50Mbps to isolated properties and communities in and around Ipstones Edge in Staffordshire.
Fast forward to 2018, and we became involved in our largest and most challenging community project yet: delivering superfast broadband to the communities of Heaton, Swythamley, Wincle, Danebridge and Gradbach.
Over the course of the next two years, our rural wireless network gradually expanded across the landscape, taking us to present day, where we have coverage right across to Bosley, Wildboarclough and Maccesfield Forest.