Villages with poor broadband speeds are quite literally, waiting for a solution. The UK now has more than 95% coverage for superfast broadband with speeds of 24 megabits per second or higher. However, most superfast connections still depend on copper telephone wires, which are limited in the speeds they can support. For the fastest and most reliable broadband, capable of delivering gigabit speeds, a full fibre connection is required also know as Fibre to the Home.
We think about fast broadband as how quickly things happen, how quickly they download or upload....no one wants to wait if they don't have to. Gigabit means near instant - everything. Below is the time it takes to download a 10GB file...thats the equivalent of 2 High Definition movies.
With 50 households or businesses taking the Gigabit service we are able to deliver for around £40 + VAT per month (for residential and home office style businesses) and around £69.00 + VAT for businesses and offices. The price varies with the number of subscribers taking the minimum 200Mbps (download and upload) service. Business services are available from 200Mbps to 10Gbps (feel free to ask us for pricing).
Symmetris work with a community to identify a solution that works for all. In a typical installation we would co-operate with local land owners to trench fibre into each participating household and business. Symmetris install a Gigabit fibre optic connection and then connect each household & business. Symmetris installs a router in each house which delivers WiFi, its at this point there is no difference with any other internet connection....except its hundreds of times faster!
We deliver fibre into the area
We trench fibre to each property
Make the fibre live with ultrafast connectivity
Each property has access to Gigabit capable broadband
The Department for Digital Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) will pay £500 for every household and £2500 for every business towards the costs of installing full fibre broadband. Gigabit Village networks qualify for the scheme. The scheme requires Symmetris to register your community as a Project and then to register each participating household and business. Each participant will receive an email, once received, click on the link accepting their participation. As soon as all the participants have approved we can start work.Once the participants broadband service is live you'll they'll get another email to check the service is live. The DCMS may do some further checks. The 6 steps are listed below.
We need you to let us know you're interested in your community becoming a Gigabit Village. You can do this by completing the form below and encouraging your fellow neighbours and residents to do the same, if your area gets multiple sign ups we'll consider it for a Gigabit Village project. We'll reply by email when we have more than 30 signups. Your information stays with us and will not be shared with anyone.