Have you given your Voucher Code to your chosen CDS approved broadband supplier yet ?
More than 84 CDS vouchers have been issued to premises in Compton Dundon
to enable parishioners to have a fast connection to the internet, independent of BT.
Some parishioners are utilising their voucher to bring benefits to their individual premises using a Cellular – Mobile Data 4G Wireless Broadband Internet Connection. Currently unlimited data tariff is not available but 60 GB data allowance per month is available.
(Subject to availability of a 4G signal Outdoors via high gain aerial on the roof or chimney of the premises – the supplier tests for this)
Cellular is good in that it has a choice of tariffs and suppliers and does not hopefully need any additional infrastructure in our parish for now.
SWMB have been out measuring the strength of the signal around our parish and are confident that a superfast service can be supplied to most premises. The router provided by SWMB takes a SIM card like in your mobile phone.
Phone: 01460 298344
Mobile: 07776 333691
Russell Baker of SWMB says
” The CDS VOUCHER (or £495) which includes the 4G Modem, External Antenna. EE Data PAYG Sim Card, Full Installation, and Site Survey and a 12 month Warranty (3 months on the modem), plus 12 months free support.
There is no extra cost for the hardware although a Data Only Sim card needs to be purchased through ourselves (which is an EE data sim card) or directly through the mobile supplier.
Prices vary depending on the capacity size e.g. 16GB to 100GB and the length of contract i.e. 1 month rolling contract to 24 months so you can control your expenditure.
16GB starts from £22 a month. 32GB for a 1 month rolling contract is £28, or a 24 month contract is £25 a month. These are our most popular deals. We also provide at a small additional charge VOIP solutions meaning the customer can use the internet without the need of a landline.
We also boost Mobile Phone signals through either “Wi-Fi calling” through EE, or via 02 and 3 apps which uses the router to boost the signal to the maximum strength.”
An example of the service speed received in Compton Street showing a download speed in excess of 40 Mbps – this may vary with location.
Roof mounted aerial for 4G cellular data connection
Do you have a voucher and do you wish to utilise it ?
CDS say that more than 84 premises in Compton Dundon have vouchers out of 140 eligible premises
Do you wish to keep your landline so you can still get technical support if your new service is down and you do not have mobile coverage?
Are you committed to an existing broadband contract (that is delivering more than 2Mbps) and therefore would you be prepared to pay for two contracts during an overlap period ? You may have to spend hundreds of pounds on installation if you have not paid for it with a voucher now.
Listed building consent is required – cost free - for the ‘side plate’ sized external antenna (on the chimney or gable - antenna can be painted to blend in ).