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Tips for reducing data usage on Apple hardware.

By Rural Broadband | September 15, 2016

Tips for reducing data usage on Apple hardware. The four Macs, six iOS devices, Apple TV, VoIP telephone, and numerous other connected devices in the house present a challenge. Unplugging the satellite modem would have worked, but at considerable inconvenience. Instead, I decided to take multiple less-draconian measures: Turn off automatic updates. So far this month,…

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Watch out for the Data Hog!

By Rural Broadband | September 15, 2016

Watch out for data being moved in the background It’s common for users used to a traditional unlimited internet service (however slow) to be blissfully unaware of how much data they’re actually consuming – these days, any connected device tends to move quite a lot of data in the background, a process which would go entirely…

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Rural Business Awards 2016 Finalist

By Rural Broadband | August 18, 2016

RuralBroadband has been named as a @RuralRBAs finalist in the ‘Rural Innovation of the Year’ category. Richard Dix, Director of Rural Broadband, said ” This is a great boost to the team who work tirelessly to get businesses and homes connected to great broadband!” adding ” 2016 looks like it is going to be a…

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Agri-Tech East Member

By Rural Broadband | August 9, 2016

Our Boss Richard started his working life on his family farm after 3 years at Easton Agricultural College. In this time (mid 80’s) he was working with Apple ][ computers recording Pig Herd data and worked on early collar transponder feeding for cattle and sow feeding. When the farm closed Richard ran Positive Computing an…

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Enjoyable Wayland Show

By Rural Broadband | August 8, 2016

We exhibited for the first time at Wayland Show this week, along with Farmwatch Limited. For both companies it was the first time we had attended to exhibit. Rural Broadband were there to demonstrate satellite broadband and explain to the visitors about the BDUK satellite broadband voucher scheme. More information is available here. Farmwatch demonstrated…

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BDUK Better Broadband subsidy scheme with RuralBroadband.co.uk

By Rural Broadband | July 18, 2016

The BDUK Better Broadband subsidy scheme is now available to any residential or commercial property with current broadband speeds of less than 2Mbps across the UK. Sub 2 Mbps residential properties can now receive full connection to Rural Broadband’s SES services for a subsidised cost of £99.99, including all satellie equipment, professional installation and router. Some business properties…

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Our WiFi Routers Support TP-LINK Tether

By Rural Broadband | July 18, 2016

At Rural Broadband we use TP Link Routers for our satellite services. You can control these with a simple mobile App. TP-LINK Tether for Archer C20i TP-LINK Tether provides the easiest way to access and manage your wifi network with your iOS or Android devices. Download Tether for Android Download Tether for iOS TP-LINK Tether…

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What is Latency?

By Rural Broadband | July 14, 2016

Getting used to latency You also need to be aware of a possible apparent “slowness to respond” with any satellite internet service – or latency, as it’s technically called. This is something that is inevitable with all current satellite broadband technology – and is the result of any internet request being made then answered having…

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How much internet data do you need?

By Rural Broadband | July 6, 2016

At RuralBroadband.co.uk we often get asked about how much data certain services use. This is a cost control measure with currently data packages on mobile and satellite contracts. This handy table shows how much data some standard online activities use (per user) These figures are only rough estimates – your actual usage is likely be…

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