Cable Broadband throughout large listed London Town House in Mayfair
One of our larger and more challenging broadband installations, the main issue concerned the location. Despite being based in Mayfair, central London, the only internet service available to our client was via an older ADSL connection from BT which peaked at a paltry 5Mbs and even that varied from day to day, which was totally inadequate for a busy house of adults, children and staff placing heavy demands on the internet. Unfortunately, we found that cable companies were very reluctant to dig up his street, with all the traffic issues that would entail, just to serve his home.
Liaising with cable company to arrange cable laying and access to the property
We petitioned the cable companies regularly on our client’s behalf over a period of six months, suggesting solutions from meshing from another property nearby to running a cable along the walls of connected buildings. While we waited for their responses, we setup a 4G router for the family to improve speeds to about 30Mbs which was great but still variable. Fortunately, our persistent lobbying paid off when cable supplier G.Network eventually agreed to lay a cable to the house offering 900Mbs upload and download speeds, a massive improvement. We set up appropriate WiFi units throughout the main house and the mews property connected behind it. We supervised the cable installation and were on hand with the equipment ready to connect as soon as the broadband supply settled and proved reliable.
Preparing devices for fast broadband
Once we had fast broadband working throughout the properties, we updated many of the smart TVs and their Apple TV units to new 4K versions, so that they could take advantage of the new broadband speed. We did the same for all the SKY boxes and reconnected them to the new networks.
Cost of Project (inc.hardware and time) approximately £7,500