Brockhall Village Internet

Brockhall village, a small gated community in Lancashire, was not well served when it came to broadband availability, but 3G/4G might now offer a secure, reliable alternative.

Brockhall Village is a gated community in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England and home to the training facilities for Blackburn Rovers F.C. The village is close to Billington and Langho and is 7 miles (11 km) north of Blackburn.

Sadly when it was built it was BT did not serve it well with faster ADSL broadband which mean’t many in the village had to rely on a small wireless provider.

However looking at the EE coverage maps, I wonder how 3G and 4G compare with the traditional wireless services?


According the map the area now seems bathed in good 3G and 4G reception, but has anyone tried it? However the area isn’t well served by 3G/4G base stations, with a clutch of 4 masts towards Walley.


I was last in the village over two years ago, and didn’t have any issues picking up 3G reception in the car (can’t remember which part I was in). However I have to say it wasn’t fastest phone reception I’d ever experienced (and would be even worse in a house, without some fiddling about) but then again I wasn’t really trying.

Would be interested with working with anyone looking at using 3G/4G in Brockhall Village as an alternative to using existing services, whether Wireless of fixed line Broadband. 4G networks offer complete privacy, security and safety, and I always have concerns using traditional ‘Wifi.’