For those hard to reach places...
Satellite broadband is a satellite internet service for those who don’t have access to fixed line broadband – typically, households in rural and remote areas of the UK.
According to Ofcom, 96% of the UK have access to superfast broadband. But what if you’re one of the households that can’t get a decent wired broadband connection?
No Landline needed.
Perfect for rural locations
Transmitted via Wireless Communication
Why choose satellite broadband?
Rural Areas CoveredEven the hardest to reach places can get a connection.
Best Prices AroundWe have a range of packages from £20 - £100 a month
Setup SupportWe help you install all the equipment needed.
What is satellite broadband?
Satellite broadband is transmitted using a wireless connection via a satellite dish, similar to those you use for satellite TV. The difference is that with a satellite internet service, you can send and receive information.
To use satellite broadband, you’ll need a satellite dish and a transmitter attached to your property with a clear line of sight directed towards the south. This connects wirelessly to a geostationary Earth-orbit satellite that receives and sends a broadband signal to your home.
Average download speeds of 20mbs
No landline needed
Can be install in the hardest places
Contracts starting from £20
1 - 24-month contracts
Connect even in those hard to reach places.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pretty much wherever you are in the UK, satellite broadband will be available as it can reach places that cables can’t. All you need is an outside wall to install a satellite dish that has a clear view of the sky to the south. That makes it ideal for remote rural areas where fixed line broadband is painfully slow or even non-existent. You also don’t need a fixed line connection for satellite broadband, so a landline isn’t necessary and you won’t need to pay for line rental.
Satellite data signals have to travel long distances, so any disturbance can cause disruption in the connection. The signal can be interrupted by a heavy storm or blizzard. Also, in some cases, snow can pile up on your satellite dish and cause a break in your connection. Weather impacts are usually only temporary though.
The government’s Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme ended in December 2019. This offered grants worth up to £350 to help with installation costs, to rural homes and businesses that were unable to get download speeds of at least 2 Mbps.
However, the government is investing in satellite broadband in remote areas in the UK, as part of Project Gigabit, a £5bn investment to deliver fast, reliable connections to rural and remote areas of the UK. Trials launched in 2022 in rural areas such as the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Lake District.
As part of Project Gigabit, UK homeowners in rural areas can also band together and apply for vouchers worth up to £4,500 to help cover some of the costs of installing gigabit-capable broadband in their area.
Unlike the range of fibre optic packages that offer unlimited data, most satellite broadband packages will have a monthly data usage cap, or might only give you a certain amount of data at top speed under fair usage policies.
This means you’ll need to work out how much you’re likely to download and upload each month before taking out a contract. Some satellite broadband providers offer contracts with an unlimited off-peak period, which can be used for larger downloads.