Building a new network


Internet users in Thornton-Cleveleys can now enjoy superfast and reliable broadband for an affordable price.

And it’s all thanks to IX Wireless.

Our optic cable/air fibre broadband network means residents are no longer forced to overpay for substandard internet connections.

This is a high-tech, 21st-century network connecting local communities to the UK’s digital revolution.

Digital inclusion in Thornton-Cleveleys

IX Wireless understands that access to fast and reliable internet is now a human right.

And that’s what our Internet for Everyone campaign is all about

It 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 has worked with local authorities 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.

Our ’permitted developments’ licence under Town and Country Planning legislation means we don’t need planning permission before beginning a new build.

We’re committed to quicker and less disruptive build methods, lowering rollout costs, increasing efficiency, and minimising the environmental impact of every build.

We don’t close or dig roads, cause minimal noise pollution, 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.