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UK Sets The Pace For Broadband, Says Aramiska Head

By | June 12, 2003

      The UK market is still one of the more progressive in terms of satellite broadband in Europe, opined Aramiska CEO Philippe Bodart. He told SATELLITE TODAY: “The push to get broadband accepted by businesses and residential users is [stronger] in the UK than in France and Spain at the moment. You have government funding available in the UK for broadband take-up in rural areas. You don’t have these schemes in France and Spain at the moment.” Aramiska provides satellite broadband services to over a thousand business customers in the UK.

      Bodart’s comments follow a recent benchmarking study by UK regulator Oftel, which looked into the take-up of Internet access, both dial-up and broadband, in the UK compared to other countries in Europe, as well as in the United States.

      An in-depth interview with Philippe Bodart can be found in the June 18 issue of Interspace. For more information about subscribing to PBI Media’s satellite newsletters, check out our Web site at

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