Broadband internet is in the news a lot at the moment, with complaints about companies advertising speeds it's impossible to get and £8m or so of investment in broadband planned for Shropshire (including Telford & Wrekin).
You may not know this but we're actually quite lucky in Brookside when it comes to broadband internet in terms of choice of providers and the speeds you can expect.
In all, five companies are able to provide broadband internet connections in Brookside. Other companies will be able to provide you with broadband in Brookside but they will use the equipment owned by the five companies below:
All of these providers except Virgin use BT's exchanges to provide your internet connection over your BT phone line. Virgin has its own cable network - your house is connected via copper coax to one of those green cabinets you see dotted around the place which are in turn connected by fibre optic to their exchange in Central Park, St Georges.
Which broadband providers you can choose from and what your connection is like depends on whether you are in a cabled area and which BT exchange your line is connected to.