Fast Broadband in the Waveney Group

(April 2020)

Gillingham & W. Geldeston (01502 exchange); Ellingham, Kirby Cane, Stockton & E. Geldeston (01508 exchange)

It is now possible to get fast broadband across our five parishes. For example, over twenty companies (listed below) operate in the area covered by the Tidings editor’s postcode in the centre of Geldeston.

To find out who is offering fast broadband in your street, and what they are charging for the service, go first to the Openreach website and enter your postcode there. Openreach, formerly part of British Telecom, installed and maintains the network, “the lines, poles and cables used to provide phone, broadband and TV services”. It does not itself act as a supplier.

Fast Broadband for the Home

There are two ways for households and businesses
to access Fast Broadband

1. FIBRE TO THE PREMISES (FTTP) —
connecting directly to the individual household / business

2. FIBRE TO THE CABINET (FTTC) – which is cheaper —
connecting your number to the nearest Green Cabinet in your village

EXAMPLE
Some of the suppliers operating in west Geldeston

Andrews & Arnold Ltdwww.aa.net.ukAdeptwww.adept.co.uk
BT — www.bt.comCerberus Networks — www.cerberusnetworks.co.uk
Datanet — www.datanet.co.ukeasynet — www.easyconnect.net
EE — shop.ee.co.ukFibre.net — www.fibre.net
Fleur Telecomfleurtelecom.co.ukM247 — m247.com
orbitalnet — www.orbital.netOrigin Broadband — www.originbroadband.com
Plusnet — www.plus.netPrimus — www.primussaver.co.uk
pulse8 — www.pulse8broadband.co.ukRainbow Communications — www.rainbowcomms.com
Sky — www.sky.comClaranet Soho — www.claranetsoho.co.uk
Spectrum Internetwww.spectruminternet.comStructured Communications — www.structuredcommunications.co.uk
Syscomm — www.syscomm.co.ukTalkTalk — talktalk.co.uk
The Co-operativewww.thephone.coopUtility Warehousewww.utilitywarehouse.co.uk
Vispa — www.vispa.netVodafone — www.vodafone.co.uk
Zen — www.zen.co.uk

Outreach also lists
about 30 providers of FTTC for businesses

(First published, 20 March 2020)

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