Boosty launches broadband solution that uses fixed & mobile connections

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Suffolk-based firm claims solution uses a smartphone’s 3G or 4G connection to “boost” home broadband connections

Broadband-provider Boosty Ltd has launched a new solution for consumers that combines mobile connectivity with fixed connections to boost home broadband speeds.

Boosty uses a mini broadband router to combine home broadband with a 3G or 4G connection to “boost” speeds and reliability. The Boosty box plugs into a home broadband router, using WiFi to connect to a smartphone via an app which is available on iOS or Android.

BoostyMicro2-STU_SQAREThe Ipswich-based firm, owned by Sharedband, who have been offering a similar service to businesses since 2003, claims its service will prioritise data over home broadband as it is generally cheaper.

It looks to see if your home broadband connection is full for a period of time, then increases how much of the mobile network connection is opened up.

Boosty CEO Paul Evans said: “The majority of households in the UK have broadband, but for a number of different reasons the connection may slow down or cut out entirely.

“Boosty provides a reliable and fast connection so that households can always use the internet for the things they rely on and enjoy, such as Netflix, internet banking, streaming music services, emailing and gaming.”

Boosty is available online costing £69.00, and will be demonstrated at Gadget Show Live at the NEC, from March 31 to April 3.

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