Llanrhystud has been chosen to receive full fibre gigabit broadband as part of the Government’s Broadband Upgrade Scheme.
WeFibre are the company providing the service to our area and we are delighted to announce that our Gigabit Fibre Broadband Community Project is now in the design stage!
This is a opportunity for us to get access to a faster broadband service than most towns and cities in the UK.
WeFibre offer speeds of 1000Mbps download and upload – up to 14x faster than the UK average download speed and up to 64x faster than the average upload speed!
Speeds vary as the current network relies on old fashioned phone lines to bring broadband from the nearest green street cabinet to your property. WeFibre is different – they run a fibre optic cable direct to your property so there is no old wiring to slow down your connection meaning blistering fast speeds!
This whole project is only made possible by accessing grant funding in the shape of Broadband Upgrade Scheme, run by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. If you have already applied for a grant on the WeFibre website, then that’s it for now, you can sit back, put on the kettle and let them do all the hard work involved in bringing the goodness of WeFibre to your door.
We have achieved the threshold of 100 signups for the Broadband Upgrade Fund voucher scheme, needed for WeFibre to proceed with the project and our new network is now in the design phase. It’s not too late for you to claim your Government voucher and spread the word to your friends, neighbours and wider community so we can all benefit from a faster and cheaper full fibre optic service!
What do I need to do?
If you haven’t yet applied for your Government voucher simply head over to wefibre.com/grants and complete the short form to lock in your grant funding today!
Please note this is different to the registration of interest you may already have filled out so needs to be completed. You are not committing to anything and don’t need to sign up to the service if you don’t want to but your voucher claim will help the get the service to your friends and neighbours.
The package WeFibre are offering is 1Gbps (1000Mbps) upload AND download for £20 per month on a 12 month plan, or £30 per month on a 30 day rolling plan for residential and small business customers and you don’t need a phone line!
The Government voucher also gives you FREE INSTALLATION, a saving of £49!
You need to reserve their voucher before the deadline of the 31st of March 2021 in order to get free installation and a 30 day no obligation free trial of blisteringly fast Gigabit Broadband. The new network will be available to residents of Llanrhystud, Llanon, Cross Inn, Nebo and Penant under the Government DCMS Broadband Upgrade Fund.
If you are a small business, shop etc please click the “Yes” option under “Do you have a business at this address?”. The form states home businesses but we have been told that it applies to other small businesses too. Registering as a business means you get a £7000 voucher rather than the £3000 residential voucher which really helps!
WeFibre’s own fibre network can operate alongside your current broadband service so why not claim your voucher and try them for free for 30 days. If you’re not blown away by their 1,000Mbps speeds, you can leave free of charge – no hard feelings!
What about my home phone?
These days many of us use our mobile phones for calls and only have a home phone because you need one to get broadband! This is not the case with WeFibre so you are free to ditch the landline saving even more money!
If you still need a landline phone you have the option if keeping your exiting phone line or moving your number to a new VoIP (Voice over IP) service which carries your existing phone number over your shiney new fibre connection. VoIP services can be significantly cheaper than a traditional landline and there are a number of options available.
Check out WeFibre’s Frequently Asked Questions page for some common questions and their answers.
Thank you for your support with getting better broadband for Llanrhystud.