I thought that villagers may be interested to know that there is an alternative to broadband internet via a local company called Sugarnet, based in Shenington. It works via a small dish mounted on the roof which points to a relay mast and then on to Sugarnet HQ. It is line-of-sight based and the relay mast is at Barn Farm and can be seen from the road down to Chacombe.

Speed from my installation is up to 60Mbps upload and download, although my contract is set at 10Mbps, for which I pay £34.99 inc VAT per month. Faster speeds cost more!

I have no incentive from Sugarnet for writing this – I’m not on commission! It’s just a great service and may suit some residents as an alternative to broadband. http://www.sugarnet.co.uk.