Satellite Broadband Suggested to Bridge Britain's Digital Divide

Ainsley Jones

In Britain's efforts to bridge its digital divide, David McCourt, chief executive of Skyware Global, suggests the government look at broadband satellite technology. The improving speeds of satellite broadband make it a more useful alternative to the installation of fiber optic, which is time-consuming and expensive, in rural areas of Britain, reports.


Northern Ireland used satellite broadband in rural areas to become the first European country to offer 100 percent broadband coverage to its citizens and residents. The country plans to further invest in increasing broadband speeds for local businesses, says SamKnows Broadband.


Satellite broadband provider Avanti recently inked a five-year deal with Satconexion to provide broadband services to the Spanish market. Satconexion will use Avanti's Hylas-1 satellite to provide services to enterprises, public administration customers and residents, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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