About 300,000 homes and businesses with an internet connection slower than 2Mbps will be able to claim £350 towards the installation of a free satellite dish, connection and a year’s subscription.
Thousands of farm businesses in remote areas of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland with some of the worst internet speeds will be able to take advantage of the offer. The scheme being rolled out throughout December forms part of the government’s commitment to make sure every home and business in the UK can access speeds of at least 2Mbps by the end of 2015. Users will be responsible for paying any remaining cost of installation, choosing the features of the satellite broadband service they require and paying the monthly subscription for the service they selected, for a minimum period of 12 months.
About 90% of properties in the UK have access to superfast broadband. The government recently announced plans to give everyone the legal right to access a minimum broadband speed of 10Mbps by 2020. The satellite offer is separate from this longer-term commitment.
There is a target for this to be rolled out by the end of 2015, but progress is slow. Please follow the link below to see if this offer is available in your postcode.