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Airband shortlisted for ISPA awards…

Submitted by on May 9, 2018 – 7:00 am |

AIRBAND TEAM 1Worcester-based Internet Service Provider Airband has been shortlisted for Best Rural Broadband Provider in the 2018 ISPA Awards – the 20th anniversary of the prestigious internet awards.

The ISPAs are judged by a panel of industry experts alongside technical testing by independent advice website thinkbroadband.

Airband has chalked up a string of awards and nominations – with the most recent awards recognising the firm’s outstanding work in the past two years delivering Superfast broadband projects worth £23 million to at least 34,000 homes and businesses in rural and hard-to-reach areas across England and Wales, where a traditional fibre solution cannot be used.

Airband was also shortlisted for the ISPA Best PR campaign award alongside EE and HyperOptic, for its rural broadband PR campaign.

ISPA Award winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in The Midland hotel in Manchester on July 12.

Airband director Red Peel commented:

“We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards. Our aim has always been to go the extra mile and deliver Superfast connectivity to homes and businesses in rural areas, and it’s great for the hard work of the Airband team to be recognised.

“The ISPA awards celebrate excellence across the whole sector – including providers of broadband, hosting, cloud and VoIP services. Our nomination is a reminder that we are part of a wider community of industry leaders committed to making the internet a safer and more secure place for customers.

“Robust rural broadband needs a blend of different technologies and we’re proud to be playing our part in creating the best possible infrastructure for rural broadband, using the most innovative and effective solutions.”

Airband currently has networks spanning Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Powys, Warwickshire, North and South Wales, Devon and Somerset.

The firm’s expansion has been via both government-led infrastructure projects and smaller independent community-led projects.

In July 2017, Airband won the Connecting Shropshire contract and was announced as the delivery partner for the next phase of Shropshire Council’s £11.2m superfast broadband programme. The first phase of the rollout went live in December 2017.

As part of the deal, Airband will be delivering Superfast broadband to over 14,000 homes and businesses in the Shropshire Council area over the next three years.

Airband was also the infill partner for the Welsh Government’s Superfast Cymru project, and is a key partner on the Connecting Devon & Somerset broadband programme.

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