Bay Broadband Co-operative
The Bay Broadband Co-operative is a 'not for profit' Social Enterprise Co-operative, set up originally to bring High Speed Broadband to our rural village which had no other means of Broadband connection.
Although a large number of properties in the area now have access to regular ADSL broadband, many of the outlying farms and houses still have severely limited or no access due to the distance from the exchange. With over 150 regular users we are able to offer a high speed and economical wireless Internet access throughout most of Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingthorpe and the surrounding farms to both residents and visitors. We have recently upgraded the system by adding a high speed fibre link into Whitby and then 'beaming' this via microwave dishes to Robin Hoods Bay. This has been helped with funding through NYnet and defra.
For further information about our group please select the 'About' link.
Most modern laptops now contain a wireless card and so it is easy to connect. Following the normal method to find available wireless connections should list RHBMesh, it is then a simple matter to select connect. Having done this, open your web browser and on trying to access most pages, you should be re-directed to a ‘splash page’ which will ask for a user name and password. These can be obtained by following the instructions, or following these links..
How to connect
Many residents can now connect as above. However, we prefer to use a different method of authentication which removes the need to log in regularly. There is also a large choice of wireless aerials which can give superior performance to the ones built into laptop computers. On registering interest in joining, a member of our team of volunteers can visit your location and undertake a site survey to advise on the equipment which will give the optimum performance.