Cambium and allpay Broadband scoop rural leadership award
Herefordshire-based wireless internet service provider (ISP) allpay Broadband has won the NextGen Challenge rural leadership and community development award, in partnership with Cambium Networks.
The accolade comes in recognition of the partners' commitment to deliver faster broadband connectivity across the Diocese of Hereford via a network of antennae and receivers installed on high points throughout the area.
Since the rollout began, transmitters have been fitted to the tower of Hereford Cathedral and several other local access points thanks to the creation of an innovative common licence scheme supported by the chancellor of the diocese.
At the start of this year, the wireless broadband service was available in nine communities, including Allensmore, Clehonger, Dinedore, Kingstone and Swainshill, offering speeds of speeds of up to 35Mbps to residents and businesses.
Graham Bolton, regional sales manager at Cambium Networks, said the partners are delighted to receive recognition for their efforts to improve the UK's digital infrastructure and boost broadband speeds in rural areas.
Entrepreneur and owner of allpay Limited Tony Killeen added: "Winning this award reflects our investment in our local community and demonstrates how we successfully overcame the challenge of providing fast and reliable broadband across our rural environment."