A free install deal has been made for users in the Duddon Valley and Branthwaite areas of Cumbria after it was announced that their broadband service, being provided by Cable and Wireless, was no longer viable without government funding. A satellite-broadband provider, Bentley Walker, have offered those affected users free installation and activation of a Tooway satellite connection, with users only liable for the monthly subscriptions charges, starting at around £25 per month.
"We are honoured to help out in any way we can to those living in areas suffering from inadequate internet access. Many businesses and educational services throughout rural UK can suffer in profit, sustainability and overall effectiveness with a slow or non-existent internet connection. Satellite broadband is a great solution for those where cabling cannot be justified."Neil Robinson, (Business Development Manager) Bentley Walker
The company report that some users have already opted for the offer, but the original BBC article points out that some users are not keen to see satellite dishes go up, or face a £25 a month fee for it. In those instances, there may be few options available for them in terms of getting a broadband connection in as a replacement.