Super Hyperfast Broadband for the Surrey Hills
1 Gig network for Albury and beyond
Walter Willcox retires as director
The Board of Broadband for Surrey Hills Ltd announces that Walter Willcox has retired as a director of the Company with effect from 28 July 2021.
Walter pioneered our broadband project and was a founding director of the company along with our chairman Anthony Townsend back in 2017, serving as Technical Director. He designed much of the initial network around Home Farm on the A25 including the duct access underneath that road. From that initial concept he has helped our network to grow to nearly 200 subscribers with many more planned in the near future.
We are very pleased that Walter has expressed a wish to continue to support the Company by serving as a volunteer; we look forward to seeing him out and about in the Surrey Hills as his circumstances permit.
The Directors wish to record their appreciation for all the hard work and dedication put in by Walter in getting the B4SH project up and running; the testaments we receive from those now fortunate enough to enjoy a 1000Mbps symmetrical broadband service speak volumes.
Broadband for Surrey Hills would like to update you on our position in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our priority is the health and well-being of our volunteers, plus anyone you come into contact with. As a telecommunications provider, we have been identified as Key Workers.
Please read our full statement on the Covid-19 impact.
Project Gigabit funding
The Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas.
Vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps.
WHY Gig Up and Down?
Broadband for Surrey Hills Ltd (B4SH) will solve rural Surrey Hills’ broadband problems. B4SH is installing a hyperfast, brand new, independent, highly reliable, broadband network bringing fibre to the home and business.
Speeds will be 1 Gig (1000Mb/sec) download and upload simultaneously – best in class speed, especially in rural areas.
- Isolated rural communities in the Surrey Hills are desperate for reliable, high-speed internet connections.
- We have modelled ourselves on the pioneering and successful Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) that has successfully brought hyperfast internet to the rural communities of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
- From the start, Broadband for the Surrey Hills (B4SH) has been run by local people, for local people.
- One Gig Up
- One Gig Down
- After Sales Services
- Competitive price
I am enjoying the service – I was able to upload 8 videos on Saturday for students for GCSE revision (each video 10 minutes + ), each upload taking a few minutes rather than hours (literally).
Many thanks to B4SH for providing fibre to our home. It was delivered in a professional and timely manner and welcomed like a newly sunk well into a drought area! Our broadband speed in the Surrey Hills was that bad!
Just received our speed test and it’s over 600x compared to our old service. Fantastic, a great team behind this venture. Get involved and get brilliant internet in Surrey Hills.
Fantastic speed. We have gone from the information dirt track to the super fast highway. A 2Gb upload has gone from 15hrs to 3mins!! Love it. Thanks, guys.” –
Completely delighted that what I assumed would be a complicated process, couldn’t have been easier. Everyone involved have been supportive and helpful. We’re delighted.Thank you B4SH.
“On the old service it was as though I had to wait for the postal service to deliver a letter and now it is like I have a personal fighter jet taking each letter.”