Connexin has always been a company driven by entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for technology. We use a next generation approach; utilising wireless and Fibre Optic technologies to bring even the most rural communities access to High-speed broadband.
How Its Done
The steps below explain our standard process when building a SuperFAST broadband network for a rural village like yours. As a general rule of thumb, if there is enough demand for our service, we will come and build the network for you!
The first step is to find out how many people want SuperFAST broadband. With your help or the help of your local parish council, we can carry out a survey to determine feasibility.
Connexin engineers will come to your village and perform a detailed site survey. If you see them around, feel free to ask them any questions that you may have.
Once a site survey is completed, we will take the findings back to our planners to formulate a build plan. This is an important stage for us in making sure things run smoothly.
Once a build plan is formulated, we present it to you and your community, so that all parties involved know exactly what is going on and time frames involved. This is the best time for any questions and feedback.
Once the project plan has been signed off and all parties are happy, engineering work will commence. On average, we can usually build a network within 8 weeks.
One of the major steps involved in building a network is the laying of the fibre optic backbone. There may be some digging at this stage.
Where needed, we will build wireless transmitter sites (called “nodes”). These ensure high speed Internet is available to everyone in the village.
Don’t worry, there is no harmful radiation coming from these transmitters. They use the same frequency that all home routers use to provide WiFi within a house.
How It Works
A direct fibre link is installed.
Nodes are installed on the roof at the highest point so that the wireless signal can be transmitted clearly to customer locations.
A receiver is installed on customers’ properties so that the wireless signal can be picked up.
Extra nodes are installed at strategic locations to cover any black spots in the village.
If line of sight for some customers is blocked, they can pick up signal via other nodes as mentioned in point 4.
Why Is SuperFAST. Broadband Important?
Boost Business Competitiveness
SuperFAST. broadband lets you make the most of what the Internet has to offer. It allows businesses to work quicker and smarter. All these add up to greater productivity.
Good For Local Economy
As people are now more inclined to move to areas where there is faster broadband. Having a SuperFAST network in your community can stimulate business growth and hence, lead to creation of new jobs and a strengthened local economy.
Wider Range of Digital Services Available
Its not just for businesses, everyone can benefit greatly from faster broadband speeds. You will be able to download movies in a matter of minutes and music in seconds – allowing you to watch and listen to whatever you want, whenever you want.
Open Doors to New Technology
Faster broadband opens doors to new technologies. One of the most widely used technologies is VoIP. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It allows for cheaper and even free calls locally and worldwide by utilising your Internet to make calls.
Flexible Remote Working
Technologies such as VoIP and video conferencing allow businesses to stay in touch cheaply and more efficiently. With most applications now in the Cloud people can work from anywhere.
We Are Green
Our wireless broadband and VoIP services are both built with the environment in mind. Our award winning technology minimises environmental impact by reducing the amount of digging and cabling needed to build these kinds of networks.