Published: 22nd Jun 2016
Herefordshire based Allpay Broadband has announced that it will withdraw its service from some rural areas across the UK.
The operator had previously only been able to offer Internet download speeds of up to just 2Mbps.
It claimed that after “considerable investment and resources” it was no longer viable for the company to continue with broadband provision in some rural areas.
Furthermore, a combination of market forces and unspecified legislative changes has resulted in the provider's decision to decommission the service in certain rural areas.
Speaking about the decision, Tony Killeen, owner of Allpay Limited, said: "When we first pioneered the use of church towers to transmit an internet signal to digitally excluded households in what was a UK first, we were, off our own backs, providing a public service when nobody else was or wanted to.
"Not only did we connect communities, but we raised awareness of the issue and have paved the way for the investment that’s happening today. The pillars of allpay are built on inclusivity – whether social, digital or financial – and this ethos runs through each of the businesses we operate.”
It is understood that the discontinuation of the service will begin at the end of the month.
This will undoubtedly leave a gap in broadband service provision for many areas of the country, for many consumers, satellite broadband will help to fill that gap.
At Avonlinebroadband for example, we are proud to deliver satellite broadband, which is among the fastest in the country.
The great benefit of satellite broadband is that no matter where you are based in the UK, you can still benefit from fast internet broadband, especially in areas where broadband services are either non-existent or discontinued.
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