Building a new network


IX Wireless is live in Fleetwood.

Our new broadband network delivers rapid download speeds and stable internet connections for an affordable monthly tariff.

With IX Wireless, Fleetwood residents have access to the 21st-century digital infrastructure they need for browsing, streaming, online learning, and remote work.

Digital inclusion in Fleetwood

We’re also bringing our ’Internet for Everyone’ campaign to Fleetwood.

The Internet for Everyone campaign donates 20% of all IX Wireless network coverage to charities, schools, local authorities, and religious organisations.

It also provides free internet to families struggling to pay their bills. And we work with organisations to source free tablets/devices for school children.

Planning considerations

Code powers from Ofcom grant us permission to construct and maintain electronic communication networks and infrastructure on public highways.

We have a ’permitted developments’ licence under Town and Country Planning legislation, so we don’t need planning permission before beginning a new build.

IX Wireless is committed to quicker and less disruptive build methods that lower rollout costs, increase efficiency, and minimise the environmental impact of every installation.

We never close or dig roads and use 100% sustainable materials for all our communication masts.

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.