South Norfolk is to get access to superfast broadband following the installation of a wireless transmitter in Wymondham.
Wireless internet provider ThinkingWISP installed the mast last week. It wil cover the areas of Attleborough, Wymondham, Hethersett and Long Stratton.
ThinkingWISP, which was started in 2011 as a local partnership between InTouch Systems, the Norfolk Rural Community Council and AF Affinity to expand internet access around rural Norfolk and some parts of Suffolk.
“Next year will see the further expansion of our ITSwisp broadband network,” Steve Temple, director at InTouch Systems told the Eastern Daily Press.
“We are determined to do our bit to provide rural areas with access to reliable fast broadband services, being Norfolk based we fully understand the difficulties and frustrations faced by small businesses, schools and homes.”
“We want to lead the broadband revolution and ITSwisp with its innovative infrastructure will bring the broadband of the future, into Norfolk right now.”
The mast at Wymondham receives and transmits data to the firm’s transmitter at Norwich Airport, which then connects to the internet. The mast at Wymondham, alongside another at Aylsham, connects to homes and businesses in the region via a wireless router and aerial installed at premises around the area.
George Freeman, MP for Mid Norfolk, said: “Modern communications are essential for unlocking new opportunities and for preserving our rural way of life here in Norfolk, as well as letting the next generation of business flourish.”
“Localised innovative broadband schemes like this are what we need as part of a wider approach to getting the much needed fast broadband to all areas across the County in the shortest time possible to help our rural economy continue to thrive.”
Prices start at just £15.99 per month for a basic 3Mbps package (0.5Mbps uploads) with a 10GB usage allowance.