Heckington based Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband have been accepted by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport onto the list of approved suppliers for the Government's high speed internet roll out.
As part of the Broadband Development UK (BDUK) programme, the Government aims to give everyone the ability to access high speed internet and will pay for the equipment and installation of services in order to achieve this.
In Lincolnshire alone, there are around 2,500 properties that have little or no internet access and the BDUK scheme is aimed at addressing that. Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband have been approved to provide a low cost alternative to traditional broadband access, normally provided through BT cables, by offering customers high speed internet via satellite.
Data packages start at £24.99 per month and with the exception of a one off connection fee, that is all the customer pays. The Government pays for the satellite internet equipment and standard installation, worth around £400.
Eligible people who will benefit from this scheme have to register with the local council and obtain a voucher code. Once in receipt of this code, they pass it to Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband who arrange for the delivery and installation of the equipment, usually within 30 days. It's a very simple and straight forward process. All people need to do is decide what data plan they prefer.
If you think you are eligible for the BDUK scheme, visit the Lincolnshire Council website at www.onlincolnshire.org/subsdy-scheme for further information and to make an online application.
For further details on how Lincolnshire Satellite Broadband can help you and what packages are available under the BDUK scheme, please visit their website at www.lincolnshiresatellite.com or call them on 01529 200020.