Rural communities
deserve better broadband

Everyone should have access to a fast, reliable and affordable internet connection, regardless of where they live.

Field is a new community-owned internet service provider based in Frome, Somerset. Using modern wireless technology we can deliver superfast internet to your home, school or business.

On this site you will find more information about Field and you can register your interest in bringing our service to where you live - if you have any further questions please get in touch on or by writing to Freepost FIELD.


There is an ever widening digital divide between urban and rural communities in the UK. As connectivity becomes more important to daily life we are no longer willing to see our children or businesses be at a disadvantage.

We are on a mission to transform rural connectivity and we're building a company that's different from the ground up; a company we can be proud of and one we would want to use ourselves. Our communities, friends and families are our customers and shareholders; this is not just business.

  • High speed upload + download
  • Reliable + fairly priced
  • No usage limits or hidden charges
  • Community owned + independent
  • Local face-to-face service
  • 10Mb upload + download speed
  • Save an iTunes
    album in 1 minute
  • Great for individuals
    or couples
  • 25Mb upload + download speed
  • Watch 5 Netflix
    streams in full HD
    at the same time
  • Fantastic
    for families
  • 50Mb upload + download speed
  • Upload a 200Mb
    in 30 seconds
  • Ideal for
    small businesses

Enterprise services of 100Mb and more are also available on request.

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Getting Connected

We are on track to begin connecting the villages shown in the map below by Christmas 2015.

We are currently finalising the details of our network design and arranging the appropriate permissions from landowners.

The fibre optic connections have been ordered, and the first equipment will be installed mid October. Join our mailing list to keep up to date.

Once our first network is up and running we will be significantly expanding the network to include around 40 villages by summer 2016.

Early in 2016 we will be applying for government funding to help us expand rural connectivity across Somerset and into adjacent counties.

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About Field

Officially founded in 2015, Field is the result of 2 years planning and preparation.

Founders Henry Gibson and Kenny Whitelaw-Jones live in Trudoxhill and Kilmersdon respectively. Sick of terrible internet connections in their own villages we set out to transform rural connectivity in Somerset. We have a first hand understanding the way rural communities are disadvantaged by the digital divide.

The company is privately held, debt free and backed by a committed group of local investors, many of whom have relevant industry experience.

We are in the unique position of being able to create a new internet service provider from scratch. Providers of essential services such as broadband have a responsibility to the communities they serve and Field has strong ethical values at our core.

We are building the kind of company we can all be proud of:

  • Free internet for schools and public buildings
  • 10% of profits go towards funding community projects
  • All employees are shareholders
  • Committed to low carbon technology

In January 2016 we plan to open our first round of equity crowdfunding. This will allow customers and members of our communities to invest and own a significant share of their internet provider. The company will be accountable to, and led by its customers like no other internet provider.

If you'd like us to keep you informed about our crowd funding plans please indicate on the form below.

Register Interest

We will endeavour to bring Field to any area where there is demand for it. Please let us know where the need for better internet is most urgent by registering your interest using the form below.

Your details will not be passed onto any third party and we will only contact you to let you know how the service in your area is progressing.