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26 January 2018

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Countrywide Telecoms’ 5 Year Anniversary

On the 25th of January 2013, Countrywide Telecoms was formed.


Five years on,  UK Connect (previously Countrywide Telecoms) looks back on and celebrates the most important moments that have led to the incredible success and continued growth of the company.


In 2013 the company began out of Managing Director PJ Farr’s vision: to become the leading supplier of broadband to the construction industry. His vision was born from the idea that there was certainly a shortage of communication solutions for the building sector and with the constantly-changing nature and speedy deployment of sites, most fixed-line broadband providers were unable to satisfy demand. Thus, Site Connect is created, after many tests and trials, and was ready to be launched on construction sites across the UK. It soon became a market leader, with its ingenious LTE Advanced technology allowing it to provide speeds 30x faster than the UK average making it a huge success, coupled with outstanding customer service and the speed of installation (Site Connect can be easily transported and fitted within ten days).

Some of the team drafting together ideas for UK Connect’s Eagle Radio campaign in 2017.


In 2016 Countrywide Telecoms reached into the local community, becoming a trusted provider to Surrey and bordering counties’ local businesses. In the same year Guildford Borough Council had widely publicised the opening of a new shop in the town centre, but a few days before launch, the entire town lost connectivity following extreme weather. With the opening under threat, the Council contacted Countrywide Telecoms. In just one day, Countrywide installed Site Connect and instantly restored connectivity. The launch went ahead successfully the next day which created an ongoing relationship with the council. Having worked with Guildford Borough Council, Eagle Radio and The University of Surrey, Countrywide Telecoms is a recognised brand within the local area.

A delicious display of cakes for Countrywide’s Macmillan coffee morning in aid of cancer support in 2017

Countrywide Telecoms’ ambition to serve the greater technological industry lead to their being a contributing member of the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC)  is the largest UK academic research centre dedicated to the development of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications. Bringing together leading academic expertise and key industry partners in a shared vision, the 5GIC will help to define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives in the future. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT accessible and useful to society. Countrywide use the power of this network to bring about positive, constantly innovating technology to its customers.

UK Connect’s Site Connect stand at the biggest UK construction show of 2017

By 2017 UK Connect has become the most popular and leading provider to the UK construction industry, with clients recently coming on board such as Taylor Wimpey and CALA Homes, and loyal older clients such as Barratt Homes, Redrow Homes, Linden Homes and many more.

So what does the future look like coming into 2018?

In a short time, UK Connect has became one of the most popular and leading providers to the UK construction industry, with high profile customers such as Taylor Wimpey and CALA Homes, Barratt Homes, Redrow Homes, Linden Homes, to name a few. They have collected many awards for their solutions and outstanding customer service and 2018 will see more growth within the range of products and services offered to the growing customer base.

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“Working with UK Connect has been a smooth and easy process. The team has been fantastic by going above and beyond, getting our broadband installed for us within extremely tight deadlines and ensuring the client relationship is done in an efficient manner. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the UK Connect team, as I find they are highly reliable and have good attention to detail and carry out the job to an exceptional standard.

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Redrow Homes

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