New high-speed satellite broadband service will help bridge Scotland’s digital divideBy : Sharath Kumar |June 6, 2014 0
UK: Leading ISP Broadband Everywhere has launched a new high-speed satellite broadband service in Scotland to help bridge the digital divide between urban and rural communities.
A range of packages with download speeds of up to 20Mbps will be available to anyone living in Scotland with costs starting from Â£13 a month. The new offering widens the geographical area covered by Broadband Everywhere, which already provides Astra Connect satellite Internet to customers in England and Wales, via SES satellite ASTRA 2F.
SES’s newest satellite ASTRA 2E, located at the orbital location of 28.2o East, will power the satellite broadband in Scotland. The service includes a static IP address which enables users to watch BBC iPlayer, Netflix and other services – even if they choose to install the satellite on a motor home or caravan for travel outside of the UK.
“Broadband Everywhere frees users from the limitations of terrestrial Internet connections, and brings fast, reliable broadband anywhere and we are delighted people in Scotland will now be able to benefit from our service,” said Steven Burton, Business Sales at Broadband Everywhere. “With satellite broadband, there is no need for a phone line or mobile dongle and the connection is unaffected by landscape. If broadband is required at the top of a mountain, in the middle of a field, or simply living in a rural hamlet – this is the perfect service.”
Broadband Everywhere’s satellite Internet works in a similar way to digital television, with the signal sent to the modem through a dish on the property. A specially-trained engineer will be sent to install the equipment after a customer places their order and Broadband Everywhere will be on hand for as long as they use the service to respond to any questions or problems.