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Satellite Internet Supports Welsh Broadband Access Plan

By | January 13, 2016
      Dolgarrog, a village in Whales, served by the the Access Broadband Cymru program.

      Dolgarrog, a village in Whales, served by the the Access Broadband Cymru program. Photo: Ian Greig

      [Via Satellite 01-13-2016] Satellite Internet, a specialist satellite Internet Service Provider (ISP), is supporting the Access Broadband Cymru (ABC) plan as a registered supplier. The scheme provides grants to help significantly improve broadband speeds in Wales.

      Continuing its policy to improve broadband connectivity for homes and businesses across the country, the Welsh government has announced significant revisions to its ABC voucher plan, meaning that all homes and businesses across Wales that are currently unable to receive a superfast connection are eligible to apply for support. Estimates suggest that more than 100,000 premises will now meet the new qualification criteria. The scheme is open to individuals, businesses, third sector organizations and communities with slow broadband connections of less than 24 Megabits per second.

      “Even in today’s access-dependent age, numerous properties across Wales and the rest of the U.K. still don’t have reliable, high-speed Internet, leaving both residents and workers unable to access vital online services. Satellite Internet is fully backing the ABC scheme, illustrating the viability of satellite Internet connectivity for the final 5 percent of properties within the entire U.K.,” Satellite Internet Managing Director Mike Locke said.

      The subsidy will help pay for the set-up costs of an improved service, provided that it at least doubles the current connectivity levels at the premises. The level of subsidy support available varies from 400 pounds to 800 pounds, depending on the service selected by the qualifying property. Satellite Internet offers packages delivering speeds of up to 30Mbps.