Preston and Hyndburn set to get the fastest broadband network in the UK

Residents in Preston and Hyndburn will be some of the first in the UK to access the next generation of ultra-fast broadband, which will be delivered wirelessly and capable of reaching speeds of 6,000 Mbps by 2025.

According to a 2018 report by Ofcom, a comprehensive ultra-fast network could mean more than 3,100 jobs and a £62 million economic boost between the towns.*

The initial roll-out will see 6,000 premises in Preston and 4,000 in Hyndburn connected to the network over the next four months, with plans to further increase coverage as the network expands.

The new wireless network is being constructed by Lancashire-based company IX Wireless, while the broadband is being delivered to consumers and businesses by internet service provider 6G Internet.

Neil Knighton, communications manager for IX Wireless, said: “The new IX Wireless wireless broadband network will result in Preston and Hyndburn having some of the fastest internet in the UK.

“As gigabit capable towns, more residents and businesses will be able to take advantage of technology and services that are at the cutting edge of what is possible.

“We are working hard to ensure the new network is rolled out over the next two years and we’re very excited to see the impact this new technology will have.”

Because the new network is delivered by wireless transmitters installed on roof-tops, telecommunication masts, monopoles and street poles, there will be very few road closures or disruptions commonly associated with digging up roads to lay fibre-optic cables. It also means that residents will be able to get ultra-fast broadband without needing a telephone line.

And as part of work to ensure everyone can enjoy the benefits of being online, 6G Internet is also donating 20% of its network usage to social causes. This means less well-off residents will be able to access free basic internet, while the local authority, schools and charities can work with 6G to provide digitally excluded children with daily access to high speed unlimited home internet.

With 6G Internet listed as an approved supplier by the government’s BDUK programme, its expansion in Preston and Hyndburn comes as part of wider plans to reach four million homes across the UK by 2022.

Phil Walker, director of finance at 6G Internet, said: “Over the last 15 years, billions of pounds have been invested in research and development for wireless broadband technology. NASA uses it to communicate with its Mars rover, Tesla’s cars use it to update and navigate. Now we are using it to make sure people in Preston and Hyndburn can access the internet faster and cheaper than anywhere else in the UK.”

Bolton set to get the fastest broadband network in the UK

Residents in Bolton will be some of the first in the UK to access the next generation of high speed superfast broadband, which will be delivered wirelessly and capable of reaching speeds of 6,000 Mbps by 2025.

Ofcom Report the benefits of fibre speed internet networks to Boltons economy

According to a 2018 report by Ofcom, a comprehensive high-speed superfast broadband network could mean an additional 3,250 jobs and a £51 million boost to Bolton’s economy.

Fixed wireless network expands through Bolton

The initial roll-out will see 5,000 premises connected to the network over the next four months, with plans to further increase coverage as the network expands.

The new wireless network is being constructed by Lancashire-based company IX Wireless, while the broadband is being delivered to consumers and businesses by internet service provider 6G Internet.

Neil Knighton, communications manager for IX Wireless, said: “The new IX Wireless fixed wireless broadband network will result in Bolton having some of the fastest internet in the UK.

“As a gigabit capable town, more residents and businesses in Bolton will be able to take advantage of technology and services that are at the cutting edge of what is possible.

“We are working hard to ensure the new network is rolled out over the next two years and we’re very excited to see the impact this new technology will have.”

Residents in Bolton won’t need a telephone line to access fibre speed broadband

Because the new network is delivered by wireless transmitters installed on roof-tops, telecommunication masts, monopoles and street poles, there will be very few road closures or disruptions commonly associated with digging up roads to lay fibre-optic cables. It also means that residents will be able to get broadband without needing a telephone line.

And as part of work to ensure everyone can enjoy the benefits of being online, 6G Internet is also donating 20% of its network usage to social causes. This means less well-off residents will be able to access free basic internet, while the local authority, schools and charities can work with 6G to provide digitally excluded children with daily access to high speed unlimited home internet.

With 6G Internet listed as an approved supplier by the government’s BDUK programme, its expansion in Bolton comes as part of wider plans to reach four million homes across the UK by 2022.

Phil Walker, director of finance at 6G Internet, said: “Over the last 15 years, billions of pounds have been invested in research and development for wireless broadband technology. NASA uses it to communicate with its Mars rover, Tesla’s cars use it to update and navigate. Now we are using it to make sure people in Bolton can access the internet faster and cheaper than anywhere else in the UK.”

Blackburn is lighting up with super-fast broadband

It’s been a couple of months since we launched our super-fast internet service in Blackburn and it’s fair to say we’ve made a few headlines.

Broadband Headlines in Blackburn

New wireless broadband network could result in Blackburn having fastest internet in UK fixed wireless broadband network could result in Blackburn having fastest internet in UK – asianimage.co.uk

Blackburn to be at the cutting edge of next generation broadband roll-out – lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

Super-fast internet rollout begins in Blackburn – lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

6G Internet delivering fibre speed broadband in Blackburn

I think that one reason we’ve had such a good reception is the lack of service that a lot of people feel they get from the ‘big’ ISPs.

We’ve heard from residents who had previously bought the fastest, most expensive broadband in their area, yet still didn’t get the advertised speed with any kind of regularity.

Part of this is down to technology and part of it is down to cost. Even the biggest internet service providers are struggling to roll-out ultra-fast broadband with any consistency.

High speed broadband for communities

If you live outside of big cities or in areas that aren’t chock-full of double garages and golf courses, it can easily feel like you’ve been overlooked. But we’re changing things.

What the future holds for high speed internet in Blackburn

We believe Blackburn will become the blueprint for how broadband will be delivered in the future. For the first time, ultra-fast broadband will be available to an entire town for a price that is lower than what most people already pay for their standard internet.

And speaking of blueprints, we are now rolling out the network to other towns, so keep an eye out for news in your area. In the meantime, check if you’re eligible by entering your postcode here.