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Control your Netflix data (from Netflix)

How can I control how much data Netflix uses? Watching TV shows or movies on Netflix uses about 1 GB of data per hour for each stream of standard definition video, and up to 3 GB per hour for each stream of HD video. Downloading and streaming consume a similar amount of data. If you…

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Multipoint Whole Home WiFi now available at

Whole Home WiFi from Rural Broadband

Multipoint wireless mesh systems are fast and reliable and now available from Rural Broadband for just £199.99. (Installation available, please ask for a quotation) Pros: Easy to set up a reliable wifi service Good range, great speed Pause Wi-Fi button on app Cons: More expensive than other options. What is it? After years of living…

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At we recently moved our domain and business tools over to G Suite. G Suite (formerly Google Apps) for Work is a suite of web applications created by Google for businesses. Your G Suite account will give you access to Gmail on your preferred domain and 30GB of Google Drive storage per user. Through G…

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What do Homeplugs do?

Homeplug Graphic

What do Homeplugs do? Homeplugs basically send internet down your mains. They take an ethernet connection (LAN) from the router into the back of one home plug unit, then you plug it into a wall socket. You then plug another homeplug into another wall socket and take an ethernet cable from that into your Computer…

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Watch out for the Data Hog!

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

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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Enjoyable Wayland Show

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

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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What is Latency?

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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