Superfast satellite broadband – the fastest-ever service commercially available in the UK – has reached Northumberland.
Avonline Broadband has teamed up with satellite provider Avanti Communications Group to bring the new service to the county.
Its launch coincides with a Government-backed subsidy scheme which means that the system is installed free for eligible users struggling to get fast broadband.
Mark Wynn, managing director of Avonline, said: “For the many homes and businesses in the county still waiting for superfast broadband, this new 30mbps satellite broadband service is available immediately.
“It provides a superfast service in rural areas where people have literally been waiting years for an upgrade.”
Rather than use an underground copper/fibre network, satellite broadband operates by sending and receiving a two-way broadband signal to a satellite about 22,000 miles in space, meaning it can provide equal quality of coverage oll over the UK.