Fixed wireless broadband provider Metronet UK has announced its third network expansion of 2012 with up-to-10Gbps business internet now live in Macclesfield.
Metronet’s network combines dark fibre rings around Manchester and nearby data centres with point-to-point microwave and Gigabit radio connections to customers at 1Gbps to 10Gbps.
The company claims it can deliver new connections up to 10 times faster than fibre and copper-based services because it doesn’t have to dig up roads and paths for cables.
Metronet UK’s CEO, Elliott Mueller said: “Even though BT claimed to have rolled out superfast broadband for Macclesfield in 2010, speaking to businesses in the area soon proved that they are still feeling let down by poor connectivity in the area.
“Metronet UK will address this in Macclesfield. Metronet is a company that grows with our customer demand and we know that rock solid connectivity supports local jobs and the local economy. We will deliver services quickly, cheaply and independently of existing connectivity providers.”
The Macclesfield launch follows expansion into Crewe and Tamworth, in addition to existing services in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Bolton and Birmingham.
Metronet connections can carry voice as well as data, but they’re independent of legacy copper-based phone networks.