Sunday, 22 October 2017

Cheaper broadband

RESIDENTS of Crazies Hill who suffer from slow broadband speeds could get discount satellite connections under a

RESIDENTS of Crazies Hill who suffer from slow broadband speeds could get discount satellite connections under a new government scheme.

Homes and businesses in Berkshire are entitled to cheaper satellite broadband if they receive speeds of less than 2mbps.

Last month, residents of Crazies Hill were told by Colin Batchelor, manager of the Superfast Berkshire project, that it would take two years for superfast connections to reach the village.

Mr Batchelor said an alternative to a fibre-optic connection was satellite broadband, where the connection is transmitted using radio signals.

He said: “Superfast Berkshire is committed to the expansion of superfast broadband across the county using a variety of solutions that best fit the local geography and location of settlements.



“This takes time so the satellite scheme provides a temporary option for those areas in Berkshire that are currently receiving the poorest speeds.”

For more information, visit www.basicbroadbandchecker. culture.gov.uk



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