Building a new network


Thanks to IX Wireless, Bury is about to get a new high-speed broadband network. Our new network will deliver fast, reliable,

and affordable connections that support seamless streaming, superfast gaming, online learning, and remote workers.

Digital inclusion in Bury

IX Wireless is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to the internet. That`s why we`re looking for local schools, charities, and community groups that could benefit from our free internet access.

We want them to be a part of our Internet for everyone campaign, which donates 20% of our network coverage to good causes.

Planning considerations

We`ve waved goodbye to the disruptive dig and cover methods of traditional broadband installation.

IX Wireless uses air-fibre technology to provide high-speed broadband directly to residential and business premises, without the need to dig up roads or cause ongoing noise pollution.

Our communication masts are made from sustainable materials.

We have the necessary permits from Ofcom to construct our infrastructure on public highways. And our permitted development license means we can start building without planning permission.

Communication strategy

We maintain an open and consistent communication strategy with the public during every stage of a network installation.

Our communication policy includes:

  • Keeping the local community informed on upcoming builds
  • Site notices no later than four weeks in advance where possible
  • Confirmed start date letters posted to local properties no later than ten days in advance where possible

And we always encourage community members to offer feedback or suggestions for improvement.

How the network delivers full fibre broadband

Our cabinets are directly linked to data centres, which sends fibre to the cabinet.

Our telegraph poles then carry fibre cables overhead from the cabinet to our transmitter (broadcasting mast).

The fibre signal is then sent wirelessly from the transmitter to a small receiver fitted to the property.

The transmitter is cabled directly to the router, delivering fibre speeds to the router.