Satellite Internet hails revised BDUK Better Broadband access scheme as a “game changer”

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  • July 18, 2016 11:32 AM BST
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Better Broadband subsidy scheme enables nationwide low-cost satellite broadband access for homes and businesses with limited connectivity

18th July 2016. Satellite Internet, a specialist satellite Internet Service Provider (ISP), has welcomed the decision by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to revise its connectivity program - now retitled the Better Broadband scheme - meaning that all properties with inadequate internet speeds can be set up for connection to its services at a heavily subsidised rate.

The BDUK Better Broadband subsidy scheme is now available to any residential or commercial property with current broadband speeds of less than 2Mbps across the entire UK, with the exception of Wales and Devon & Somerset, which are covered by their own regional schemes.

Qualifying residential properties can now receive full connection to Satellite Internet’s services for a vastly reduced cost of £70, including all necessary equipment, professional installation and account activation. The ISP is also including a wireless router free with every order. Business properties will also be eligible for the substantially reduced set-up costs, after having an additional chargeable site survey.

Satellite Internet’s Business Development Director David Hennell said: “The decision by BDUK really is a game changer and offers a superb opportunity to broadband-starved residents and businesses to get connected to services that will improve their day-to-day lives. In covering the whole of the UK, the scheme really does provide the best assistance to disadvantaged premises.

“We are delighted that within the revised Better Broadband scheme, subsidies are now being passed directly to those who actually deliver the service and can only applaud BDUK for its proactive thinking and common sense approach, which delivers the best value for money for the taxpayer’s pound alongside hugely increased benefits for eligible premises,” continued Hennell. “We at Satellite Internet can now deliver qualifying applicants a radically improved offering for a very small fixed set-up cost, no matter how complicated the required installation may be. As a result, we’re already seeing a fast-growing level of both enquiries and orders under the BDUK revised scheme. This simplicity and clarity can only be a good thing going forward, meaning as many people as possible can benefit from greatly improved internet speeds over the coming months and years.”

The BDUK Better Broadband scheme is now open for applications. To find out whether your property is eligible and for details on how to apply, please visit the BDUK Better Broadband site at:-

http://basicbroadbandchecker.culture.gov.uk/

For full details on Satellite Internet’s offerings under the Better Broadband scheme, please see:

https://www.satelliteinternet.co.uk/bduk-better-broadband

Satellite Internet is the primary country partner for Europe’s premier satellite broadband provider SES Techcom Services, whose parent company – SES -- owns and manages a group fleet of over 50 satellites, delivering high-speed satellite broadband services across the UK and Ireland.

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