MSPs shown latest satellite broadband tech

Wednesday, June 26th 2013
A demonstration of satellite broadband technology has taken place at Holyrood.
MSPs shown latest satellite broadband tech
The current generation of satellite broadband technologies has been showcased to a group of MSPs and senior officials from Scottish local authorities.

Avonline Broadband issued a parliamentary briefing to politicians, business leaders and members of the wider government community last week, explaining the capabilities of modern satellite systems, which can deliver speeds of 20Mbps without the need to install costly fixed-line infrastructure.

As part of the briefing, attendees were offered a live demonstration using a working system installed at Holyrood.

The presentation was part of a rolling programme of events designed to illustrate the effectiveness of satellite broadband in terms of meeting demand for faster speeds in remote and rural communities.

Nigel Don, MSP for Angus North and Mearns, said he is in favour of any form of form of connectivity that can offer benefits to residents and businesses in his constituency.

"If rural communities can't get access to quality fibre broadband then I see satellite broadband as a credible way forward in many situations," he commented.

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