Eutelsat Konnect has announced its UK satellite broadband availability, providing broadband connectivity that works via Satellite, meaning working from home with speeds of up to 100mbps is possible anywhere in the UK.
Given the numbers of designers and engineers now working remotely, the news means this can extend to those in remote or rural areas.
The new fast, affordable service is provided by Eutelsat’s new direct operation, which, like the satellite, is also called Konnect. Konnect offers packages specifically tailored to the needs of individuals, small businesses and institutions currently operating beyond the reach of fibre.
Konnect European marketing director James Soames, said: “Connecting reliably to broadband, particularly in rural areas, has been a real pain point for internet users in the UK including those who can’t access services from terrestrial networks.
“With the huge switch to working from home this year, this kind of fast, affordable and easily available service is needed more than ever.
“This new launch offers connectivity for everyone to superfast broadband packages wherever you live. It opens up exciting new opportunities for anyone struggling to achieve a reliable internet connection, whether for business or pleasure.”
However, it’s worth keeping in mind that the UK satellite broadband signal travels 45,000 miles to provide coverage everywhere, creating a slight lag. Eutelsat therefore don’t recommend using satellite broadband for services that require low latency.