Satellite Internet, one of SES Broadband Services' British ISP partners, has backed the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in its push for the government to commit to delivering minimum speeds of 10 Mbps for all business premises in the UK by 2018-19.
The FSB is the UK’s leading business organisation with over 200,000 members. It exists to protect and promote the interests of UK entrepreneurs who run their own business. The FSB, in its recent report, claims that the business community is being neglected in digital infrastructure strategies and urges the government to put small businesses at the front of future rollout plans so they can keep up with the digital fast lane.
“We need to connect every business in the UK sooner rather than later with effective broadband in order to deliver a prosperous future. Broadband has become the fourth utility and is now essential rather than a nice-to-have, and so we whole-heartedly support the FSB,” said Michael Locke, Managing Director of Satellite Internet. “Satellite Internet has an important role to play as it can provide 20Mbps broadband to rural businesses across the UK right now.”
Satellite Internet has already been awarded a pilot by the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to carry out a project in the South West of the country, in partnership with Connecting Devon and Somerset, which will see several new satellite networks installed to provide superfast connections to local communities. This service will be provided using our Astra Connect satellite solution.
“We support the FSB in its call for businesses to be a part of forthcoming UK digital infrastructure strategies. Satellite broadband can be deployed to businesses right now, is cost effective and provides consistent, reliable and fast download speeds. It is already working for individuals and businesses across the country and is a known and realistic solution that can be installed anywhere. It’s a vital part of the national broadband solution particularly for those who don’t want to wait any longer,” finished Locke.
For the FSB announcement, which calls for a more ambitious national approach to broadband for businesses, visit:
For more details and to register for more information on the Pilot project being carried out by Satellite Internet, visit: www.satelliteinternet.co.uk/news/88-connecting-devon-somerset-selected-for-pilot-project