Stay connected in Church Stretton

Just because you might be heading off the beaten track with a visit to Church Stretton doesn’t mean that you won’t have all the amenities that you have come to expect. Many people worry about staying connected when taking a rural holi5021857_71308b6bday but when it comes to Church Stretton, the town is fairly well-connected with many hotels, B&Bs and other holiday lettings offering free wi-fi among the services they offer.

Internet coverage is divided between Virgin Media and BT, with Virgin providing speeds of up to 100Mbps to many parts of Church Stretton and as much as 120Mbps in upgraded areas. BT owns Church Stretton’s Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), which offers fiber broadband through a variety of providers including Sky, Zen, Plusnet and TalkTalk.

Coverage isn’t uniform, however, and while there is no public wi-fi available at the rail station, for instance, the Broadmeadow campsite does offer free Internet services. Many visitors use the computers and/or wi-fi available at the Church Stretton library. There are also a number of Internet-related services and product retailers in the town including Stretton Internet, who offer website design and hosting, as well as companies that offer network support services.

New businesses to Church Stretton might be interested in to explore the benefits of managed server hosting and renting or buying a dedicated server that is reliable, and flexible. uSwitch, on the other hand, offers a comparison of the best broadband and fiber deals available in the area.

Places in Church Stretton that offer their customers free wi-fi include:

  • The Old Coppers Malthouse
  • Pound Inn
  • Craven Arms Hotel
  • Housman Cafe Bar
  • Church Stretton Library
  • Church Stretton Club
  • Victoria House Bed & Breakfast and
  • Affcot Lodge, among others.

The wide availability of BT coverage in Church Stretton means that smartphone users will have likely access to BT wi-fi with Fon and BT Wifi-X hotspot services. You can check hotspot availability at

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