Europasat are an official partner of the Government's Basic Broadband for All scheme, which is designed to give access to everyone in the UK with an internet connection of at least 2Mbps by the end of 2015.
If you are based in England or Scotland and have a very slow or non-existent internet connection at the moment, then you may qualify for a subsidy for satellite broadband equipment and installation.
Eligible postcodes are based on areas that will not receive a fibre connection.
We have a range of tariffs available from various satellite providers meaning we can offer you the best solution possible, regardless of where you are located, right now.
Check with your local authority to see if you are eligible. If you are, you should have been sent an eligibility code by your council. If not, double check your eligibility with them or contact us for assistance.
If you are eligible, confirm your choice of tariff and eligibility code with us. We can then progress your order and book your professional installation.
Definitely not eligible? Speak to us about the current offers we are running.
One off connection fee is: £49.99
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Satellite broadband enables Internet and Voice connectivity anywhere on the planet, right now. Your installation will consist of a small (74cm) satellite dish being fixed on to a southerly facing wall that is connected to a satellite modem in your property via Coax cables. The satellite modem can be connected to a Wifi router to give you wireless connectivity around your home. Because we do not rely on any existing infrastructure we can not only have you up and running very quickly but also anywhere in the UK.
If you can already get fibre or currently get download speeds consistently above 2Mbps then satellite broadband probably isn’t the right solution for you. You should review the fibre options within your area or contact your current provider about any performance issues you are experiencing.
Very rarely but sometimes when there are electrical storms in the vicinity of the satellite hub (varies according to network but for example with Tooway this is in Turin, SES Luxembourg), not your equipment at home. Really extremely heavy rainfall or snow can have a temporary impact locally whilst it’s falling but this degree of occurrence is perhaps a only handful of times per year in the UK.
Yes you can stream anything via your satellite system, just be aware that streaming uses a lot of data and ensure when you sign up that you choose the right tariff to match your households streaming requirements. Should you go over your monthly allowance in any given month, you can always upgrade to a different tariff moving forward or simply purchase volume boosters to top up your allowance as required. Also, as with any other broadband technology, satellite broadband is a ‘contended’ (or shared) service and therefore at peak times it is possible that if there is great demand for bandwidth, the amount available to you may fall to a level where streaming becomes problematic.
Satellite broadband has a longer latency than fibre or ADSL. This does not impact day to day use such as browsing and emailing or even VOIP or streaming significantly but it’s not good for this type of gaming due to the extra delay. If this type of gaming is key for you then satellite is not the solution. However, many of our customers have little alternative due to their location and accept that they have to do their gaming elsewhere!
Satellite technology has become increasingly popular over the past few years and in some locations, within the UK and Europe, there is occasional congestion at peak times. The satellite network providers have sophisticated systems to manage the network usage by all users in order to optimise everyone’s experience fairly according to the bandwidth available. Please refer to the networks Fair Access Policy (or ‘Fair User Policy’) to see how this is managed: these are available on this website. Of course, when you mak your initial enquiry to us we will always aim to put you on the best network based on your location and requirements. While congestion does occasionally impact speeds during peak periods, we find that most customers still experience significantly better speeds compared to their previous broadband solution.
Satellite broadband provides an excellent solution to the 10% of the UK who can’t currently get fibre. We’re confident you’ll agree. Speak with a sales advisor for more information about the tariffs available in your area.
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Government has committed to giving access to 2Mbps download speed to every premise in the UK by the end of 2015. As part of this commitment Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) are delivering a satellite broadband subsidy scheme through a number of UK Local Bodies.
This scheme will help with a contribution towards the equipment and installation of a satellite broadband connection.
For further details please visit the following BDUK website: http://gosuperfastchecker.culture.gov.uk/basicbroadbandchecker/
If you have already been given an eligibility code by your Local Body then please contact us. We will validate your code with the issuing Local Body and then confirm your order details.
If you don’t have an eligibility code then please either contact your Local Body, or visit the BDUK website using the link shown above, to check whether you can take advantage of the scheme.