There is a simple way and fast way to deliver superfast broadband into Stockley and the surrounding areas.
Green Grass Broadband Ltd (GGB) is a broadband supplier registered with Ofcom. GGB is a local business that is delivering superfast broadband to rural areas NOT using a BT landline.
You don’t even have to have a landline to apply.
How does this all work?
GGB sends broadband via a few aerials using radio waves, just like TV and radio. Every house that wants to subscribe will have a small aerial installed on the house and a cable will be run into the house, very much like a TV or Sky installation. This is connected to a wifi router and superfast broadband is in your house.
Will this make any difference to other lcoal residents?
No. The only people it will affect are people who subscribe to the GGB service as they will have lovely fast broadband!
Does this affect my TV / Radio / mobile phone signal?
Not at all.
My house is really remote
No problem, some of the aerials have a range of about 60 miles. GGB has clients capable of getting 80Mbps 5 miles from a base station.
Is it secure?
Yes, extremely. This equipment is used worldwide to get superfast broadband into hard to reach areas. It is tried and trusted technology with security at all stages of the network.
I’m tied into BT / another supplier for XX months.
How do I know it will work?
GGB has over 400 aerials with over 150 happy clients across four local networks in North wiltshire. Please have a look at http://greengrassbroadband.com/testimonials/ to see what others have said.
I don’t own the property, I’m a tenant
Fine, please can you give us your landlords’ contact details. We know from experience that landlords really want this service as it makes the property more appealing to potential tenants or house sale
How much does it cost each month?
Subject to enough subscribers, GGB proposes to charge £40 per month with unlimited data.
The government grant covers all of the installation costs apart from a wifirouter. If you are eligible, your installation will be FREE OF CHARGE (apart from the wifi router). GGB offers a fully setup wifi router for £50 should you want a totally ‘out of the box’ solution. You can use your own but GGB doesn’t support equipment that it hasn’t supplied.
If you don’t qualify for the grant the installation fee will be £170 for everything you will need.
GGB will arrange for an installer to attach the small aerial to your house (usually on the existing TV aerial pole), run a cable down the house (like a TV coax cable), drill a hole into the house and connect it to a mains socket. Ayhan from GGB will be part of the installation team for every installation.
GGB will ask you to enter into an 18 month contract. GGB will also ask you for payment for the installation on the day please.
The average installation takes less than two hours.
I don’t want to pay for my BT landline and another broadband service
You don’t have to. With GGB you can move your ‘landline’ to reach you over the internet with another supplier. (You’ll need to check that you are not in contract with your current supplier). This technology is called VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). If you’ve ever used Skype or WhatsApp, you’ve already used VOIP.
The great thing about this is that
- You can cancel your BT landline contract, saving whatever you are paying them (subject to your contract term)
- Your monthly ‘line’ rental is FREE with online suppliers
- There is a one month contract period.
- Call costs can be PAYG or £9.99 per month for unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles in the UK. (£14.99 covers all of Europe)
- All you need is a VOIP handset.
You will need to create an account with an online telecoms company. This is free with the people this company: www.sipgate.com
You can then ‘port’ over your number (ask them to move your existing number over from your current supplier). An analogy for this is changing electricity supplier. This takes about a week (you only lose the use of your line for about 10 minutes or less). Your calls will then be going over the internet.
Sipgate has lots of features and I have setup my ‘home’ number to be answered by sipgate directly. If you call 01793 731268 please leave a message with your name and house name and I’ll be able to demonstrate one of the features of the free service.
You can then cancel your current contract IF you are out of it. (You will be charged for the 30 day notice period).