Fibre

Since 2012, LonsdaleNET has been supplying superfast (>24Mbps) broadband via wireless technology to many parts of Eden unable to receive this via traditional means (i.e. down a phone line). For many communities, our service has proved invaluable during lockdown by making working from home possible as well as keeping entire families entertained during this difficult period.

The time has now come to make the next big upgrade to our network. With the assistance of the Government's Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme and local Digital Borderlands Voucher Scheme, funding of £3,000 for residential premises and £7,000 for business premises is available to deploy ultrafast full Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) technology.

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Why full fibre?

Full fibre is optic fibre cable connected all the way to your premises, not just the nearest street cabinet, that is capable of delivering gigabit-capable (1,000Mbps) broadband speed easily upgradable in the future to even faster speeds. Fibre optic cable is the most reliable way of delivering high speed broadband connectivity and nearly 30x faster than the average speed in Eden.

How fast is a gigabit?

We think about fast broadband as how quickly things happen, how quickly they download or upload....no one wants to wait if they don't have to. Gigabit means near instant - everything. Below illustrates an example downloading a movie file.

Background

In 2018 we completed a trial deployment of fibre in the village of Gamblesby. Nearly every property signed up and it has been a great success. We are now looking to replicate this and replace much of our wireless network with fibre.

How much will it cost?

Our aim is to deploy without any installation costs by utilising the voucher scheme subidy mentioned above. The only part we ask you to play is digging the final streatch of ducting through your garden where your property boundary is some distance from your house - we will discuss this with you during the planning phase.

To keep things simple, we are initially only offering the one package below on our fibre service. Factoring in both the line rental and broadband cost, this is likely to be similar to what you pay now.

  • - 100Mbps Symmetrical Speed
    - Unlimited Usage
    - Inclusive Home Phone and Line Rental (You can transfer your existing telephone number)
    - Free UK Landline Calls Anytime (Click here for other call costs)
    - 1 Year Contract
    £29.95 inc VAT Per Month

Faster packages will be launched in the coming months.

Another advantage of our services is we do not continually change our pricing. In the last 8 years we have never increased the cost of our packages. No longer do you need to shop around each year for the best deal - we reward customer loyalty!

What is the process?


  • 1. Register your details with us and encourage your neighbours to do the same. This allows us to guage interest of where demand is highest and focus our resources in these locations first. Registering does not cost anything and you are simply agreeing to take a service from us should we deploy fibre to you. If you are in contract with your existing supplier, it would be best not to renew these but we are able to activate your service at the end of existing contracts taken out before registering with us.
  • 2. We request the voucher. Once demand levels have reached required levels, we apply for vouchers with the Government on your behalf. You simply have to click the link in an email they send you to confirm. Once this process is confirmed, we then have a 12 month period to deploy your connection.
  • 3. Network deployment begins. We will work with the community on routes our fibre optic cables will take before passing the work over to our civil engineering team who will deploy the network.
  • 4. We connect you to fibre. Our office will arrange a suitable time to complete your installation which will be live before they leave. Shortly after this has taken place, you will receive another email from the Government with a link to confirm this has taken place, allowing us to receive payment.

How quickly do you plan to deploy?

The scheme has a limited period to run. Vouchers can be requested through March 2021 and must be installed within 12 months of issue. It is therefore important you register now to take advantage of the scheme and we will work as hard as we can to get as many properties connected to the network. Our plan is to register for any areas we plan to deploy to during 2021 at the start of the year, giving us the whole of the year to continue our rollout.

Questions?

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