• 30 Years In Business

    With today’s remnants of Hurricane Ophelia as a good reminder, this weekend marks the 30th year I’ve been in the aerials business. I can’t say for sure what date I started, but know it was just a couple of months before Michael Fish’s infamous clanger, when the Oct ’87 storm made Sevenoaks into ‘One-Oak’! At […]

  • Ask Dave

    FREE guest WiFi in holiday accommodation? Know the basics

      If like many holiday let owners, you intend to supply free internet access to guests, there are a few things you need to know before you simply open up your internet to all and sundry. Here’s a quick guide summarising the main points:   Consider where it’s appropriate to have your WiFi ‘Open’ with no security. […]

  • Is it good to be wildly disconnected?

    Working in the outdoors with fabulous views of the Pembrokeshire coast is a regular occurrence for the 1a team and so when we were asked to provide WiFi broadband coverage for the Really Wild Food & Countryside Festival in St Davids last weekend, we knew we were in for a treat. The new venue at Celtic […]

  • BT to close its dial-up internet service in September

    BT has announced that it is pulling the plug on its dial-up internet service. The telecom giant has revealed that its narrowband offering will cease on 1st September  Several thousand customers have been informed of the change, and offered the chance to upgrade to broadband, which is cheaper, or find an alternative provider.“BT can confirm it is closing […]

  • O2 Join Orange and Vodafone with mobile calls over WiFi for ‘No Signal’ areas

    Mobile provider O2 have launched their solution for those using mobile phones in poor signal areas. Like Orange Signal Boost and Vodafone Sure Signal, O2’s ‘TU-GO’ is a downloadable application (APP) that makes use of available WiFi (Be it your own, or where ever you have access to a WiFi network) and routes your calls […]

  • Newgale surfs the net

    To coincide with the long awaited arrival of summer on the stunning coast of West Wales, residents and businesses of Newgale and Penycwm in Pembrokeshire are now happily surfing The Net as well as the waves thanks to Welsh Government funding. Working in conjunction with WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider) TFL-Groupof Neyland, 1a Aerialshas helped […]

  • Wireless Broadband is spreading around Pembrokeshire…

    More Wireless Broadband schemes are being completed around Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire supplied by the Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) TFL Group of Neyland.Recently completed Schemes include Llanfallteg near Whitland and almost complete is Reynalton near Narberth. I’ve been working closely with TFL group on these projects and we’re just making a start on Newgale & Penycwm […]

  • Broadband Usage Calculator – How much data do you REALLY need?

    Continuing the debate (see our previous post) on broadband suppliers and the level of data allowance provided with their packages, it really is essential that you determine how much broadband data you REALLY need. We’ve found this handy broadband usage calculator provided by Which? which helps you summarise the typical broadband activities within your household, […]

  • Welsh Government Broadband Grant EXTENDED to Sept 2013

    GREAT NEWS for residents of Wales who are still experiencing considerably low broadband speeds and haven’t yet taken advantage of Welsh government funding. Broadband ‘not spots’ and ‘slow spots’ across Pembrokeshire have been the focus of the Welsh Government over the last few years with subsidies of over £2 million awarded to residents and businesses, enabling high […]

  • Bespoke satellite broadband installation.

    So you think you can’t get broadband? Think again… When a 1/2meg telephone internet connection just wouldn’t do, West Atheston Farm got in touch to see if we could help. With grant approval from the Welsh Broadband Support Scheme, we set to work installing a satellite dish that would deliver reliable broadband.  With a pole securely concreted into […]

  • What broadband speed do I REALLY need?

    We are constantly hearing about some inner city areas getting internet speeds of  “100Meg” or (100MBps) to give it its correct term. So why is it that we can still use the internet with a piffling 1Meg and what speed do you REALLY need? Ok, so here’s a very quick guide that will answer many queries in […]

  • Is Snow on your dish affecting your TV or Broadband?

    Well it’s that time of year when calls come in that satellite reception has been lost. This can affect users of all types of satellite dish, including sky, freesat and satellite broadband… If you can safely access your dish, then you may be able to resolve this yourself by removing the snow but PLEASE be […]