Connecting Shropshire

June 26, 2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

SWS continues to expand its broadband network across Shropshire

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Secure Web Services (SWS) has recently commissioned additional fibre backhaul in the Corvedale valley to extend its broadband coverage to thousands more properties in south Shropshire. Two similar fibre nodes, adding further coverage, are expected to be commissioned over the next 12 months; one in the north-west and one in the south-west of the county.

Corvedale valley - broadband receiver

SWS Fibre backhaul transceiver site in the Corvedale valley

Nic Laurens, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for broadband, said: “Secure Web Services are doing a great job in deploying a superfast broadband network without any public subsidy and have an excellent approach, collaborating with Connecting Shropshire to address the challenge of rural broadband infrastructure deployment.

To hear that SWS are investing in and growing their network to provide even greater coverage is fantastic, and helps towards Shropshire Council’s aim of providing all homes and businesses with access to superfast broadband.

As Cabinet member for economic growth, I know how important good connectivity is for Shropshire businesses, especially those in the visitor economy, which are often located in places remote from a wired broadband connection. It’s wonderful to read about how superfast broadband connectivity has benefited award-winning Eaton Manor, making them more attractive to visitors and streamlining their business operations.”

Case study – Eaton Manor Country Estate

Eaton Manor country estate poster

Eaton Manor country estate

Nichola Cariss, the owner of Eaton Manor Country Estate, describes the importance to her business of having a superfast broadband service: “We are very fortunate to be able to live and work in beautiful rural south Shropshire. One of the downsides has previously been very slow broadband which, as the world has become more online, became an increasing issue.  Secure Web Services have provided the solution – a superfast broadband connection.

“This service has allowed us to grow our holiday-let business and provide a great service to our guests. We have accommodation for over 50 guests and provide broadband in all the properties, the games room, banqueting room and archery range.  Our holiday guests love being able to stay connected while on holiday. Fast broadband has also allowed us to branch out into the business market, which use Eaton Manor for retreats and training.  They appreciate having a beautiful peaceful location while still able to stay connected.

Most of the administration is now done online, again made possible by the SWS broadband service. The reliable broadband service has allowed us to grow into new markets; this has led to more jobs and helps keep our rural community a vibrant place to be.”

SWS coverage area
The map below shows where Secure Web Services is already delivering superfast broadband. If you are located in this area and you are looking for an alternative broadband service, please contact SWS on 0333 7000 227 or via their website at

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