I run a small business from home and my husband is a remote worker for an IT company. We have lived in Ewhurst and latterly Ellen’s Green for nearly 20 years. As our work and family internet demands have increased (we have two teenage children) we have become increasingly frustrated with the poor service available from BT and limited alternative options. We have two broadband connections into the house but often experience problems, especially in the evening. We’ve explored 4G (no signal), satellite (ditto) and a recent enquiry to BT for direct to home broadband was quoted at a five year cost of £45,000.
My husband attended the Box Broadband open meeting held last year and we registered our interest soon after that – we welcome the opportunity to access ultrafast broadband as it means we will be able to continue to work from home and enjoy video and music streaming at any time of the day. We’re also aware that property values are affected by internet speed and don’t want to be left behind other areas with a better service. We intend to move our telephones to an internet-based service once we are connected, as we have used this in the past and found it very simple and reliable. I would encourage everyone to consider signing up to Box Broadband – for most residents it is likely to offer a far superior service for less money. As our kids said – it’s a no brainer!