16:47 26 September 2013
Amid recent reports that the taxpayer was “ripped off” with the cost of rolling out broadband to rural Britain, a new company is making waves by abandoning traditional internet copper wiring altogether.
6G Internet, based in Lancashire, has recently started providing ultra-fast broadband via radio wave technology rather than underground cable networks. The service, which doesn’t require any maintenance of old, expensive infrastructures, has been deemed a success in the business sector for many years and is now available for home use.
The ‘Air Fibre’ technology provided by 6G projects a broadband signal from tall buildings and even lamp posts directly into the homes of its customers via a small antenna attached to their home.
Slow connections caused by the distance from local exchanges are no longer a problem with this future-proof technology that allows upgrades to higher speeds at any time.
This method also ensures that the customer get the speeds they pay for, not an ‘up to’ speed provided by other internet companies which are usually a far lower average. 6G offers speeds as fast as 300mbps, a far cry from Virgin’s current maximum of 100mbps.
6G’s rise to power comes at a time when the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) concluded that the government "mismanaged" the project of connecting rural areas of the UK by awarding all 26 "overly generous" broadband upgrade contracts to BT who then "exploited [their] quasi-monopoly position" as the main provider.
Committee chair Margaret Hodge added: "The taxpayer has been ripped off with £1.2bn going to the shareholders of BT."
6G Internet has recently launched in Lancashire with roll-out to the rest of the country coming soon. For more details visit: www.6ginternet.com
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