BT in talks with OneWeb over rural satellite broadband

Bloomberg has reported on discussions between BT and government-backed satellite maker OneWeb to provide rural broadband to people cut off from Britain’s fibre networks

BT is understood to be in discussions around how OneWeb’s satellite technology, which is designed to provide internet signals to remote locations, could be used to connect up rural households.

The report notes that a satellite provider could allow BT to provide modest broadband speeds without the extra cost of installing cables to houses that are too remote or expensive to install fibre cables.

OneWeb said it could start connecting UK customers by the end of this year.

The report states that the Government’s 2025 national upgrade targets are ‘likely to be missed’.

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Bloomberg - BT in Talks to Use OneWeb Satellites for Rural Internet Push


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