Avanti and Hybeam to roll out satellite broadband in Cornwall

Thursday, December 20th 2012
A partnership between Avanti and Hybeam will bring satellite broadband to rural Cornish communities.
Avanti and Hybeam to roll out satellite broadband in Cornwall
The owner of Cornwall's Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station has joined forces with Avanti Communications to bring high-speed broadband within reach of rural communities.

Hybeam will deliver speeds of up to 10Mbps to residents and businesses across Cornwall thanks to the partnership with satellite broadband provider Avanti, which will deliver the service via its HYLAS 1 satellite.

Launched in November 2010, HYLAS 1 was the first super-fast Ka-band satellite to serve the European market. It was followed this August by the launch of HYLAS 2, extending Avanti's coverage to Africa, the Caucasus and the Middle East, while a third HYLAS satellite is due to enter service in 2015.

Hybeam and Avanti, which established the partnership six months ago, are eager to attract customers based in remote areas set to miss out on the multimillion-pound Superfast Cornwall fibre optic broadband rollout.

Emmanuel Akinyosoye of Hybeam commented: "People tired of waiting for the arrival of fibre can get high speed right now."

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