FTTH network built in Rural Norfolk and Suffolk
We have built multiple networks across rural Norfolk and Suffolk, capable of delivering 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to the small villages of Pedham and Hemblington.
We have built multiple networks across rural Norfolk and Suffolk, capable of delivering 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to the small villages of Pedham and Hemblington. This new network sits just outside of our existing wireless coverage area, allowing for residents in rural areas struggling with internet to receive a 21st century modern Wi-Fi solution. Work involved around 15km of trenching and homes in Pedham and Hemblington are now connected.
Homes can expect to pay around £40 +vat per month (£48 inc. VAT) for a symmetric 200Mbps service and local businesses can potentially access speeds of up to 10Gbps.
“Residents in Pedham and Hemblington, who were suffering with around 1-4 Mbps download speeds over Openreach’s Copper telephone network, contacted Symmetris in early 2019 about a possible FTTX project for the area as the slow speeds were making working from home and online study almost impossible.
The Gigabit Village project used adjacent farmland to access the customer properties and were able to plan, negotiate Wayleaves, build and commission a Gigabit capable full fibre project which was started in July 2019.
The project presented many challenges but has gone live over the Christmas period delivering 200Mbps (up and down) to the residents.
The whole project installation was covered by the DCMS Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme with no installation costs to the residents.” – Symmetris statement