Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

2016 has seen the Rade team out and about working in some interesting places and for some celebrated Suffolk events.

We’ve visited some great holiday destinations where we’ve installed discreet UniFi integrated wifi systems and we’ve provided support for the Suffolk Show, the Henham Steam Rally and BBC Springwatch at Minsmere.

Plus, it’s always great to see further growth in the number of business customers with regular IT support contracts.

Our wireless broadband network continues to expand and now stretches 20 miles inland from our original coastal range.

In just the past two months we’ve visited 18 villages to connect properties in dire need of faster broadband:

  • Ashbocking
  • Benacre
  • Blythburgh
  • Bramfield
  • Covehithe
  • Earl Soham
  • Kettleburgh
  • Hasketon
  • Monewden
  • Monk Soham
  • Orford
  • Reydon
  • Sizewell
  • Sotterley
  • Sudbourne
  • Walberswick
  • Westhall
  • Westleton
Phew - quite a list! We are, of course, already taking bookings for January.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the growth of this network – it’s making a real difference to very many people in Suffolk.

We wish you a healthy and prosperous new year and look forward to working with you in 2017

Talking Broadband and Tourism

This morning Andrew met Radio Suffolk reporter Luke Deal to discuss Broadband & Tourism.

They met at Haw Wood Farm Caravans and Camping, one of a dozen sites on Suffolk's heritage coast benefiting from our wireless broadband to give their visitors faster broadband speeds when they are on holiday. 

Radio Suffolk discuss broadband

Radio Suffolk's roving reporter Luke Deal and Andrew Blois of Rade Internet

Listen here (1hr 20 into the programme).

Are your visitors looking for faster broadband when they holiday in Suffolk?

Give us a call on 01502 478000 to see if we can give you a superfast broadband speed in your rural location.

Take a look at the villages we already cover: www.radeinternet.com

We've recently added parts of Badingham and Ubbeston to our coverage area. 

Wider broadband coverage

As promised, we have been busy extending the coverage of our fixed wireless broadband service across rural Suffolk.

Get in touch if you live in one of these villages and suffer from poor broadband speeds or need a backup service for your business.

We're now able to offer fast, reliable broadband at these addresses too:

  • Aldeburgh
  • Thorpeness
  • Aldringham
  • Friston
  • Knodishall 
And these locations: 
  • Easton
  • Letheringham
  • Hacheston
  • Monewden
  • Hoo
  • Charsfield 
We're also live in:  
  • Heveningham
  • Huntingfield
  • Walpole

Plus, work is already well on the way to reach more rural homes and businesses; details coming soon.

UPDATE 30 March 16: Now adding outlying areas of Orford, Boyton, Shingle Street, Sudbourne and Iken. 

UPDATE 14 April 16: Now adding Brampton, Halesworth Ilketshall, Redisham, Spexhall and Westhall to our list of villages. 

UPDATE Summer 16: Our list of customers grows week on week, with connections live in Badingham, Framlingham and Peasenhall.

Our original list of villages within our network can be found at www.radeinternet.com 

Give us a call on 01502 478000 and we'll be happy to check our maps for you - coverage is subject to geographical conditions, near line of sight is required. 

Upgrade IE now

As of tomorrow, Internet Explorer 11 will be the only version of the browser still supported by Microsoft. IE versions 8, 9 and 10 will reach their ‘end of life’ - meaning no more browser security fixes.

The best course of action is to ensure you are running the most current software available, both at work and home. A pop-up will urge you to upgrade.

For some websites, which were designed for earlier versions of Internet Explorer, you may need to use Compatibility View. When the browser recognises that a webpage is not compatible, you will see the button on the Address bar.

While one in four now use Chrome, Internet Explorer continues to have the biggest market share of any browser. Microsoft is urging users towards Windows 10 and its new Edge browser but Internet Explorer 11 will continue to receive updates for the time being.

Speak to our IT team if you have any concerns: 01502 479029

Into 2016

We rounded off 2015 by connecting new customers in Darsham, Wrentham and Sizewell to our fast, reliable broadband service – just in time for Christmas.

Now, as we head towards our 20th anniversary, plans are afoot for the continued expansion of our fixed wireless broadband network. With maps being studied and ladders scaled, we hope to make a big push to widen our coverage area in the coming quarter.

Not only do we offer an alternative to BT, mobile and satellite broadband, our locally based engineers are IT–trained, ensuring you are provided with a service that works for you.

Our customers include rural homes and businesses and units on industrial estates - those low priorities in the fibre roll-out plans.

Just give us a call on 01502 478000 to find out if you could benefit now – or ask to be included in our mailing list.