TivuSat (Italian Satellite) at Nursing Home

Not all people who reside in nursing homes speak or understand the English language, and it can make a daunting change in their lives just a little bit easier if they can receive TV channels that they can understand.

I was contacted by one of my customers who is currently having some work undertaken at her house in aid to provide better care for her mother. The work is estimated to take around 6 weeks to complete, and her mother has had to be put in Singleton Nursing & Residential Home for the duration.

The nursing home does have UK Freeview, but being Italian and not being able to understand too much English, she wasn’t feeling too happy.

After getting the go-ahead from Singleton Nursing & Residential Home, I de-installed the existing dish that was on the house that is currently being worked on, and installed it on the TV aerial mast at the nursing home. I ran some additional cabling and linked it into the existing network of RF/coax cables at the property.
The new resident is very happy that she has her TivuSat back!

I will be back in 6 weeks to do it all again, but in reverse.



Unlimited Fibre Broadband from £5.00 per month


Ashford Vision are currently able to offer the below pricing on up-to 38Mbps broadband from Plusnet.
This offer is for residential/consumer customers only on a new 18 month contract, who are currently on a line that is managed by Openreach.

Up to 40Mb Unlimited Broadband: from £5 per month (for 18 months, then £14.99 thereafter)
Download up-to 38Mbps
Upload up-to 1.9Mbps
FREE activation
Free ‘Hub One’ Router
Router delivery (upfront): £6.99
Line Rental: £17.99
Voicemail 1571: £0.00

TOTAL upfront payment: £6.99
TOTAL monthly payment: £22.99 (£32.98 after 18 months)

If you currently have a line managed by Virgin Media, there is an additional installation charge of £49.99 applied for an engineer install, which is added to the total upfront costs.

Optional telephone add-ons include; Unlimited UK and mobile calls @ £8pm | 100 mobile minutes @ £3pm | Evening and weekend UK and mobile calls @ £4pm | Anytime international calls @ £7.50pm | Anonymous call reject @ £4pm.

Need faster speeds? Unlimited Fibre Extra is available at £10 per month (for 18 months, then £19.99 thereafter)

Please send an email to broadband@ashfordvision.co.uk with your contact details, and the address of where you would want the services installed, and we will call you back.


Data Cabling at Red Cherry Recruitment

I was called out to a new business located in Bridge Street, Ashford. The business is called ‘Red Cherry Recruitment’.


Jon contacted Ashford Vision in regards to his office’s data cabling – half of it was not working! With enough on his plate already with the starting up of his business, the data cabling issue was the last thing that he needed to deal with.

Upon arrival, it became apparent that some of the cabling had suffered some damage. Also, there were issues with the patch panel that was in position. Within 2 hours, all was fixed and Jon was left safe in the knowledge that he was all ready to go.

Red Cherry Recruitment provide a bespoke recruitment service in the commercial, industrial and catering sectors. Jon and his team can be contacted on 01233 229430 | jon@redcherryrecruitment.co.uk .




Broadband Solutions from Ashford Vision

Broadband Solutions from Ashford Vision

Looking to change your broadband provider? You have come to the right place!
With a great experience in broadband , Ashford Vision are able to assist you in finding a provider that is suited to your requirements.
We are able to obtain a solution for residential customers and businesses alike.
We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction from the point of first contact right through to order processing and the installation of your new services.
If you are unable to get a usable land based connection like BT or Virgin Media, then check out our Satellite Broadband options from the likes of SES Broadband, and Tooway. With Satellite Broadband, you do not need to rely on wires for your broadband internet connection.
Based in Ashford  Kent, Ashford Vision can offer help wherever you are based the UK to find and switch to your suited broadband provider.
To find out more, visit www.ashfordbroadband.com and click on the broadband tab that is located on the navigation bar at the top of the home page.

BT SIM only/Bring your own phone plans

New SIM only/Bring your own phone plans

BT Mobile’s new plans include a £5 monthly discount for living in a home that has BT Broadband – and that covers up to five SIMs per home! There’s loads of brilliant features including voicemail and unlimited 0800 calls. And BT’s fast 4G is available in more places than O2, Vodafone or Three, on the UK’s biggest network.

BT Mobile 500MB plan


  • 500MB Data
  • Unlimited BT Wi-fi
  • 200 Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • Superfast 4G enabled
  • Free BT Sport Lite App
  • 12 month contract
  • £5.00 per month

   BT Mobile 2GB plan


  • 2GB Data
  • Unlimited BT Wi-fi
  • 500 Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • Superfast 4G enabled
  • Free BT Sport Lite App
  • 12 month contract
  • £10.00 per month

    BT Mobile 15GB plan


  • 15Gb Data
  • Unlimited BT Wi-fi
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • Superfast 4G enabled
  • Free BT Sport Lite App
  • 12 month contract
  • £16.00 per month

The prices above already include the applicable discount for living in a home with an active BT broadband connection.

If you are interested in one of the above sim deals, please email us at enquiries@ashfordvision.co.uk

Business Fibre Broadband

Is your business experiencing a broadband connection that limits your productivity?

Ashford Vision are partnered with Virgin Media Business. With us you can obtain the UK’s fastest speeds of up to 300Mbps, making connectivity limitations a thing of the past. Ultrafast 300Mbps is more than THREE times faster than BT’s fastest widely available speed (BT Infinity Premium – 76Mbps).


The broadband from Virgin Media Business runs on their DOCSIS3 technology, right into the premise. This makes it more reliable, and it holds on to its speed much tighter than regular copper, giving you more of what you signed up for.

Find out more at www.business-broadband-kent.co.uk PartneredSmallRed


Google Reviews

Just before Christmas, my Google reviews dissapeared from my listing and after a month long battle with Google, it looks like my reviews are back where they should be.
Why not check them out and see what my customers are saying about Ashford Vision?
If you have had work carried out by myself and you wanted to leave some feedback, please feel free to let others know about your experience.
No Google account? All is not lost – you can find us on FreeIndex, and that is a great place for feedback too – we are currently ranked 22nd out of 1064 in the UK on the FreeIndex website.

Sky Service Call at The Ashford International Hotel

I was recently contacted by the Ashford International Hotel.

They have a twin screen Sky HD set-up in their sports bar, and it was becoming a very poor viewing experience for their customers; with a blocking and freezing picture.

Ashford International Hotel SB

Upon checking the signal quality and strength with my meter, it was low and fluctuating.

I made my way up to the roof where the 15yr old dish was sited and checked the signal at source. All seemed OK, and the dish was aligned 100%. I did try another LNB, which did give me more signal from the dish (which was in surprisingly great condition considering it’s age), and changed the connector for one that eliminates signal egress and the ingress of interference.

Back at the Sky HD box, I removed a non-shielded socket and replaced with a straight through connection by using some more connectors.

When checking the signal for a second time at the back of the Sky HD box, we were looking in spec with the quality and strength, and it was stable with zero fluctuation.

When reconnected, the TV picture looked great. And considering that this was on the 5th June at the exact time of a massive downpour and thunder storm, that was fantastic to see!

Since that day there have been no further reported issues, so whether it was something within the hotel that was interfering or just low signal at the box after it had been attenuated over the massive cable run. All is now fixed, and happy customers will be once more.