Satellite broadband

Can I get broadband without a phone line?

Friday, May 4th 2018

While it's true that most traditional broadband options require a phone line, there are still a few services out there that can get you online without one. The question is, is it worth it? Let's...

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How long does it take to install broadband?

Friday, April 20th 2018

Whether you are moving home, getting broadband installed for the first time, or switching suppliers, installation lead times can depend on many factors, including which provider you choose, whether...

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Ofcom gives thumbs up to European in-flight broadband network

Tuesday, October 10th 2017

Ofcom today licensed satellite firm Inmarsat to use UK masts as part of its European Aviation Network (EAN), which will deliver seamless wi-fi on board European aircraft. EAN is the first...

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Virgin Atlantic to offer wi-fi on all transatlantic flights

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Thanks to technologies developed by Panasonic and in-flight entertainment provider Gogo, connectivity is now available above 10,000ft. This means passengers will be able to get online shortly...

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Church tower helps bring superfast broadband to village

Monday, November 28th 2016

Residents of Dunton can now get speeds of between 60 and 80Mbps thanks to what has been called “a real triumph of people power”. Telecoms firm Voneus worked closely with Virgin Media to...

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British Airways to offer wi-fi on short-haul flights from summer 2017

Friday, November 4th 2016

International Airlines Group (IAG) struck a deal with satellite telecoms firm Inmarsat to install wireless connectivity on 341 short-haul aircraft. That includes 132 British Airways, 125...

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BDUK superfast broadband rollout has reached more than 4m homes

Thursday, August 25th 2016

According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s latest Broadband Performance Indicator, 4,021,047 homes and businesses could access fibre at the end of June thanks to state-funded...

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Metronet delivers wireless broadband connection 'when others couldn't'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

The internet service provider (ISP) has set up a wireless connection for Cotterill Civils, a drainage company on the outskirts of Sutton Coldfield. Cotterill Civils, which provides drainage,...

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Devon and Somerset communities hoping for £4.6m broadband boost

Monday, June 13th 2016

The Blackdown Hills Parish Network (BHPN), which represents 39 parish councils in Devon and Somerset, has applied for European funding to improve coverage in the area. A decision on whether the...

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More airline passengers want decent broadband than an in-flight meal

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

A survey of airline customers found that 92% would like to access on-board connectivity, while 54% would prefer it over in-flight meals. The In-Flight Connectivity Survey, carried out by...

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