Recycling the past for the future

J Sanders and Son are now working with 'Airband Community Internet Ltd.' to provide fast broadband to local residents.

Who is Airband Community Internet Ltd?

We are a family-owned fixed wireless internet service provider based in Worcester, UK. We have carved a niche for ourselves by delivering superfast broadband to rural and hard to reach areas across England and Wales.

For how long has Airband been providing broadband?

With over 10 years’ experience, Airband has grown to become the largest wireless Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the UK, with a track record that speaks for itself. We now have networks spanning across Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Powys and Warwickshire, with projects to be completed across North and South Wales, Devon and Somerset.

How does Airband work?

We use fixed wireless radio-wave technology to bring speeds of 20Mb/s to 1Gb/s to homes and businesses where a traditional fibre solution cannot be used.

The Airband network operates by relaying a microwave signal via small radios fixed to trees, buildings or unobtrusive masts / poles. These are deliberately located to overcome physical barriers such as hills, trees or structures, transmitting the internet wirelessly overground, rather that underground. It is simple, yet highly effective, because we invest in the best wireless technology on the market.

We keep customer service at the forefront of our business and have long-term customers including residential homes, businesses, councils, colleges, schools and emergency services.

Airband delivers the internet to your home using Fixed Wireless broadband technology (different to 4G and satellite broadband). Fixed Wireless is the technology of choice for countries all over the world, particularly in non-urban areas. It uses radio transmission to get an internet connection from one of our radios on a mast, pole or building, to a radio receiver on your property.

The radio transmission used for Fixed Wireless broadband needs a clear path between the radio on your house and the radio on the mast, pole or building. This ‘clear path’ is called Line of Sight. This means that to have a clear Line of Sight, there must be no obstructions between the two radios, including hills, trees or buildings.