to bring superfast broadband the hardest to reach areas across the country.
We know from our customers in the region how important good broadband is for their daily life both business and domestic. Our project with Connecting Devon and Somerset will pilot new satellite technology to connect more people to Superfast in the most remote areas and share those results with broadband projects all over the country.
The new solutions to be piloted in the project are satellite subdistribution via wi-fi and a new generation of faster satmodems and services from our long-standing partner, SES Broadband Services.
“This is a hugely important national initiative and we are pleased to have the merits of satellite technology recognised in connecting those hardest to reach areas,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. “The Astra Connect solution has already seen great success in Germany and we look forward to seeing it help bridge the digital divide in the UK.”
For the full announcement by DCMS about the BDUK Innovation Fund, please visit: www.gov.uk/government/news/10m-broadfund-fund-winning-bids-announced
A number of announcements have been made today:
- Satellite Internet puts forward solution to connect final 5%
- Devon and Somerset selected as a superfast pilot
- AstraConnect to Help Trial Superfast Broadband