Over the summer our engineers have been hard at work implementing a substantial upgrade to our fibre network on the island. In the last 4 years usage on our network has grown 16 times over, due mainly to the advent of smart TVs and On Demand video services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Sky’s Now TV. The growing use of on demand services from the main stream providers such as the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and Channel 5 and our own YouView TV platform have created further demand. Think of how rarely you now watch live TV and you’ll get the picture.
The network upgrade increased the capacity on our street network and coupled with the installation of additional lasers and multiplexing technologies we have increased capacity 32 times over. On current trends this is more than enough to see us through the next five years.
What does this mean to our customers? It means, with SO much capacity in the network, we can maintain our promise of never deliberately slowing you down because there is more than enough bandwidth to go around.
Enjoy. But don’t forget, if you do have any issues with the performance of your broadband we are only a phone call away right here in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Tel 24 24 24.