Spectrum Internet, the Cardiff-based broadband provider has connected its 700th rural customer to superfast broadband.
The ISP, which mainly serves homes and businesses in South Wales, has been busy connecting people to FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) broadband, delivering superfast speeds of over 30Mbps.
Spectrum Internet’s packages list ‘realistic’ speeds of 20-30Mbps on its site, as opposed the theoretical maximum download speed (80Mbps) available on the line.
Read Recombu Digital’s guide to Rural BroadbandManaging director, Giles Phelps said, “There is high demand and take up for better broadband in rural areas although the number of households may be lower. We are small enough to be more flexible in these areas and like working with communities that don’t want to wait any longer to get a decent broadband service.”
As well rolling out more FTTC connections, Spectrum has also upgraded several rural exchanges meaning 3,000 properties can now benefit from faster ADSL-based broadband getting speeds of up to 20Mbps.
Spectrum Internet operates over a 150 mile-wide area from Chepstow to Haverfordwest, the Gower exchange area, parts of Cardiff, Swansea and Carmarthen and to 2 villages in Monmouthshire.
Packegs for Spectrum’s FTTC broadband start at £30/month for up to 80Mbps speeds (20-30Mbps typical) and a 50GB download cap. For £38/month you can get the same top download speeds and an increased monthly usage cap of 100GB.