British telecoms company, Voneus, has successfully delivered superfast broadband to Miserden, previously the worst ‘digital black hole’ in the UK. According to a recent report by cable.co.uk, the Gloucestershire village was receiving an average download speed of just 1.3Mbps.
With no mainstream internet service providers intending to connect Miserden in the near future, Voneus rolled out its Voneus Broadband service and is now providing broadband connectivity of 100Mbps to a number of homes in the village and the village pub. Voneus also provides internet to the Village Hall free of charge as a part of its community commitment activity.
At Miserden, Voneus installed a full fibre solution alongside the delivery of a new district water scheme. The company has provided a mixed mode environment with some properties being directly connected via Fibre to the Home (FTTH) and some wirelessly on the Voneus Wireless Fibre to the Home (W-FTTH) product.
Voneus also provides its own VoIP telephony product which allows the company to easily connect customers to its own call-handling cloud platform using a combination of technologies, all developed and managed by Voneus with all customers managed by the Voneus Manage billing and account management portal.
Local MP, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, long-time advocate for improving rural internet access, will visit Miserden on Friday 28th October. Mr Clifton-Brown will meet with residents to discuss the success of the roll out and the positive impact it is having on the community and local businesses.
Voneus Sales Director, Gary Day, comments: “The successful roll out of Voneus Together in Miserden is the result of nearly a year’s worth of careful consultation with the community. Voneus worked closely with residents, businesses and Miserden Park Estates, to understand the challenges resulting from inadequate broadband speeds, and it’s a pleasure to see the village reaping the rewards of a robust internet offering.”
Voneus continues to install quality high speed broadband and connectivity services to poorly connected and difficult to reach homes and businesses across the UK and is committed to ongoing development in this area.