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Understanding VoIP 24th November 2022 Science journalist Toby Murcott explains the benefits of Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and how it can offer users a cheaper alternative to the traditional telephone. If you have a fast and reliable internet connection, you can call any telephone number without using a traditional phone service. VoIP can even let you make calls from a computer or mobile device. Watch our short film to learn about the pros and cons of switching to VoIP. Watch video Using 4G to get faster broadband in Fastershire 12th October 2022 Toby Murcott visits a resident in rural Herefordshire to find out how he is living a 'normal internet life' thanks to 4G broadband and an external antenna. Watch video Gigaclear tunnel new fibre network under historic steam railway 30th September 2022 Internet service provider Gigaclear deployed specialist engineering to drill under the Dean Forest Railway in Hill Street Lydney. Fibre optic cables can now be "blown" through new ducting laid three meters underneath the historic volunteer-run railway. This complex engineering achievement has overcome a significant challenge in enabling Gigaclear to extend its network across the town and into other surrounding communities, including Viney Hill, Newerne, Tutnalls and Blakeney Hill. Watch our short video to see how they did it. Watch video How to set up a Mesh Wi-Fi network. 28th September 2022 Toby Murcott shows you how to set up a Mesh network to provide seamless Wi-Fi throughout your home. Watch video Homes for Ukraine in Fastershire 24th August 2022 As the war in Ukraine reaches its sixth month, a family in Fastershire has opened their home to three generations of Ukraine refugees. A Gigaclear ultra-fast fibre broadband connection allows Aloyna, Iryna and Danylo to stay in touch with loved ones back home in Zhytomyr. Alyona is also able to continue teaching her Ukrainian students to speak English. Watch video Fastershire helps launch Gym Rush UK 13th July 2022 Lockdown left Gitta Furgerson, a BA Cabin Crew worker, not knowing if she would have a job. Armed with a superfast broadband connection, Gitta drew on her passion for sport and the clothes that come with it to embark on a new business venture. Online, Gitta researched everything she needed to know about launching her own sportswear company. Today Gitta has connections with international suppliers and a website showcasing her exciting range of sportswear Watch video FEP Supercharges Cinderford When Antony Davies connected his computer to the internet in his new Cinderford home, he discovered he and many others had a mere 8-9 Mbs download speed. Antony teamed up with the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) to show Fastershire that there was a need for gigabit broadband in Cinderford. FullFibre Ltd's successful bid to Fastershire's Community Grant Scheme and their ethos of supporting the whole community made them the perfect organisation to take on the challenge of bringing ultrafast connections to thousands of homes and businesses and make Cinderford one of the fastest towns in the UK. Watch video Nordkapp or bust for St Michael’s Hospice: with a little help from Fastershire 20th May 2022 For Rob Edwards, faster broadband hass made a big difference in planning a once in a lifetime fundraising adventure. Watch this short film to learn how Rob is taking on his epic journey to raise funds for his much-loved charity, St Michael's Hospice. Watch video Westonbirt Unseen At Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, faster internet connections have enabled people with sight impairments to join the volunteer guide team and design a rich visitor experience for all. Watch video
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