We believe in the founding principles of the internet. We believe in truly unlimited data, and that your internet connection should not discriminate based on the apps you use. We founded Gardunha Broadband because we knew we could do better.
Community broadband can help to bridge the digital divide by providing internet access to areas where traditional providers may not offer service or where the service is slow or unreliable.
Community broadband can often be provided at a lower cost than traditional providers, as the network can be owned and operated by the community itself, reducing the need for profit margins.
Community broadband can introduce competition into a market that may be dominated by a few large providers, leading to lower prices and better service for consumers.
Community broadband can help to attract new businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as improve the productivity and efficiency of existing businesses.
Allowing for greater transparency and accountability in the provision of internet service.
Community broadband networks can be more flexible and innovative than traditional providers, allowing for the development of new applications and services that may not be available on traditional networks
Between us we realised we had just the skills for starting a new Internet Service Provider. We spent over a year creating new infrastructure and making deals with national telecommunications companies. Finally, in the summer 2021 (during a global pandemic), we launched! 🎉
Exceptional support and a rock-solid network infrastructure is crucial for many businesses today. A shop's point-of-sale system must always work, a hotel's free WiFi must be fast and reliable, and an office's connection must be uninterrupted and of sufficient capacity to support its workers.
Central Portugal has a huge variety of creators. We have DJs which perform remotely, we have hedge witches which sell internationally, we have online language teachers, and we have aerial mapping specialists.
All of these skills stimulate the region's economy, and all of these skills require reliable high-speed broadband connections.
High-speed internet is one of the key factors when moving to a new area, especially when arriving with children. You don't want your work call to drop out because your children are watching Netflix. Likewise you don't want your children complaining Netflix is slow. Visiting family should also be able to go about their online activities as normal
We are conscious of our environmental impact from day one to match our off-grid lifestyle.
Our rural broadcast points will only have essential equipment and will have minimal impact on the surroundings both visually and naturally.
We use solar energy for your services from backoffice to broadcast points.
We plan to reduce our impact further by replanting to support nature and use only experienced staff to maintain sites where tree pruning is required.
Our goals are to stimulate the environment further such as planting to support local wildlife and even housing bee hives.