Satellite Internet boosted by BDUK project
March 9, 2016
Satellite Internet, a specialist satellite ISP, is seeing a growing level of interest in the supplementary element of BDUK’s Basic Broadband For All scheme which aims to provide affordable broadband services of at least 2Mbps to all UK premises.
Satellite Internet has been an approved provider under the Supplementary Scheme since its launch last December, as BDUK continues its efforts to improve broadband connectivity for homes and businesses across the country. The BDUK voucher scheme provides a major contribution towards the equipment and installation cost of a basic broadband connection delivered over satellite, ensuring the minimum standard for speed is met, even in the most hard-to-reach areas.
As part of the satellite-specific scheme’s supplementary element, Satellite Internet is offering an entry-level proposal, which includes 10GB of monthly data and speeds of up to 20Mbps direct to end-users, at a cost of £19.95 per month (€26).
Satellite Internet Managing Director Mike Locke said: “Despite the nationwide demand for fast connectivity, many properties in the UK still don’t have the most basic broadband speeds, rendering users unable to make full use of the internet. BDUK’s Basic Broadband For All scheme recognises the importance of satellite internet connectivity in providing an acceptable level of broadband speed to the “final five per cent” – those premises that cannot realistically be served by traditional terrestrial-based broadband delivery technologies.”