New high-speed broadband rolled out in rural Monmouthshire (From …
A NEW form of broadband technology is set to be rolled out in a Monmouthshire parish. The next phase of Nominet’s TV white space (TVWS) broadband technology will be installed in Llanarth. Following the launch of Arran Broadband – which uses TVWS to deliver high-speed broadband to the more remote areas of a Scottish island – Monmouthshire County Council1 approached Nominet and Broadway Partners to install a pilot scheme that will deliver broadband connectivity to the local community.
Currently, around 170 households in Llanarth experience poor broadband with an average speed of just 2.5Mbps, compared to the UK average of 22.8Mbps. In the TV white space pilot, nine households within Llanarth’s five main areas will test the technology for six months. Faster internet will result in better connectivity for homes and businesses in the area, and help narrow the digital divide for older residents.
Michael Armitage, founder director of Broadway Partners said: “TV white space is a resilient and affordable option that brings high-speed internet to areas that have struggled to get online in the past.
Llanarth is a beautiful but remote village, with residents who need access to better connectivity in order to grow their businesses and get more out of everyday life.
“We look forward to a successful pilot.”