What is eXwavia? 100Mbps Wireless Broadband beamed to Gwynedd
Welsh wireless broadband provider eXwavia is beaming broadband speeds up to 100Mbps to residents in Gwynedd.
Launched as part of a community broadband scheme, the 100Mbps service is aimed at providing ‘Virtual Learning Environments’ for children living in Ysgol Llanrug and Brynrefail.
“To date, many parents of the children here at Ysgol Llanrug and Brynrefail struggle at home with snail paced broadband,” said Robin Williams (no, not that one) headmaster of Ysgol Llanrug School.
“The Virtual Learning Environments of today need fast access and download speeds because children are required to work from these VLEs at home. With the new broadband service, the interaction between school and home will become seamless for the children, enabling them to access, download and stream online multimedia study materials and mock exam papers,” Williams added.
Previously eXwavia has campaigned for better broadband in Montgomeryshire and brought up to 60Mbps broadband speeds to Powys.
North west Wales is shaping up to be something of a locus for superfast speeds; Gwynedd is also the home of Bangor Univeristy which has recently run 20Gbps broadband trials.
Let’s just hope that something can be done in the south – residents of St. Davids are positioned some 17 km away from the nearest phone exchange, making broadband via the traditional means impossible.
November 14, 2012