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Tired of slow Internet, British man successfully builds his own DIY 4G tower

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In a truly innovative move, a 60-year-old farmer Richard Guy built himself a 4G tower mast, after battling with slow Internet for years. The mast now gives him superfast Internet, and Guy has now started his own company Agri-Broadband which aims to supply superfast Internet to Britain s most rural locations. Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online security

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After battling with slow internet signal for years at his remote farm near Salisbury, he decided to build his own 4G tower. He built a makeshift DIY wooden tower, which now gives him 69Mbps speeds. To the wooden tower, he attached two waterproof toolboxes – one with the battery and one with the 4G receiver. He attached two solar panels to power the mast, and now the power mast gives him superfast internet. Guy told Daily Mail that the average Internet speed across households in Britain is 25Mbps. Also Read - Mobile internet suspended in Haryana till 5PM on February 1, 2021

“I decided to take matters into my own hands. We only had a 1Mbps [megabits per second] speed, which means everything is far too slow. Now I run at 69Mbps, it runs everything perfectly,” Guy told the publication.

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With the menace of call drops, patchy 3G and 4G connectivity in most Indian cities, and carriers and government authorities at loggerheads, we wonder if we too should get inspired by Guy and take matters in our own hands to get decent connectivity.

 

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  • Published Date: August 19, 2015 6:23 PM IST



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