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May 7, 2009

Monks get broadband from the heavens


by David Allen

Living on a remote island off the coast of Wales has its benefits, but getting broadband is not going to be one of them.

This has been a long term problem for the monks at the Abbey on Caldey Island.

They do have internet access but through a dial up connection, and this has proved to be problem because the monks have a thriving web based business where they sell First Day Covers, Perfume Products, Books & DVD and Confectionery.

Luckily for them NTL Telewest Business has been working with the TFL group to expand the WiMax broadband service that can provide a connection of up to 300 Mbps.

The geography is the key to why broadband has been unavailable in the past, as laying cables over rugged terrain is a difficult business.

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