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New High-speed Satellite Broadband Service will Help Bridge Scotland’s Digital Divide

Broadband Everywhere is using Astra Connect to offer satellite broadband services to the whole of Scotland, including remote locations

Birmingham 4th June 2014 Leading ISP Broadband Everywhere has launched a new high-speed satellite broadband service in Scotland to help bridge the digital divide between urban and rural communities.

A range of packages with download speeds of up to 20Mbps will be available to anyone living in Scotland with costs starting from £13 a month. The new offering widens the geographical area covered by Broadband Everywhere, which already provides Astra Connect satellite Internet to customers in England and Wales, via SES satellite ASTRA 2F.

SES's newest satellite ASTRA 2E, located at the orbital location of 28.2o East, will power the satellite broadband in Scotland. The service includes a static IP address which enables users to watch BBC iPlayer, Netflix and other services - even if they choose to install the satellite on a motor home or caravan for travel outside of the UK.

"Broadband Everywhere frees users from the limitations of terrestrial Internet connections, and brings fast, reliable broadband anywhere and we are delighted people in Scotland will now be able to benefit from our service," said Steven Burton, Business Sales at Broadband Everywhere. "With satellite broadband, there is no need for a phone line or mobile dongle and the connection is unaffected by landscape. If broadband is required at the top of a mountain, in the middle of a field, or simply living in a rural hamlet - this is the perfect service."

Broadband Everywhere's satellite Internet works in a similar way to digital television, with the signal sent to the modem through a dish on the property. A specially-trained engineer will be sent to install the equipment after a customer places their order and Broadband Everywhere will be on hand for as long as they use the service to respond to any questions or problems.

"We know how important an Internet connection has become so once we have taken someone out of the digital dark ages we want to make sure they stay there," said Burton. "Once the service is installed they are free to ring any time with technical queries and we will endeavour to get them fixed as quickly and with as little inconvenience as possible."

SES Broadband Services is a 100% owned affiliate of the satellite operator SES, a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide.

Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services, said: "We are really pleased to be extending the service we offer in the UK through Broadband Everywhere and hope that the service is as popular in Scotland as it has been in the UK and Wales."

For further information, to arrange a demonstration, or to speak with a Broadband Everywhere representative go to http://www.broadbandeverywhere.co.uk/

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Steven Burton
BroadbandEverywhere
Tel: 0121 2020080
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BroadbandEverywhere
Box Limited
First Avenue
Minworth
Birmingham
B76 1BA

About Box Limited
Founded in 1996, Box Limited is one of the fastest growing companies in the UK, selling an extensive range of technology and computing products and services through our other specialist websites and our retail shop.

Our 35,000 sq ft warehouse is located just off the A38 in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, within 30 minutes drive of most of the West Midlands via the M42 and M6 / M6 Toll.

We are committed to providing high quality products at exceptionally low prices. As a result of this our business has grown rapidly - Box placed 48th in the 2010 Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, which ranks Britain's 100 top private companies with the fastest-growing sales.

Over 100,000 customers already choose to shop with Box - we want to keep them coming back again and again, for more great deals.

With independent reviews averaging 4.6/5 at Reviewcentre and 8.7/10 at Trustpilot (June 2013), you can have confidence in our expert knowledge and efficient service every step of the way.

About SES
SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 56 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under: www.ses.com

About SES Broadband Services
SES Broadband Services, a 100% owned affiliate of the satellite operator SES, provides high-speed broadband solutions via satellite. The SES Broadband service was introduced in 2007 and is marketed via distribution partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Europe the service is marketed under the brand name Astra Connect.

The service offers a unique opportunity to individuals, businesses and communities to access the internet independent of any terrestrial infrastructure. SES Broadband Services is technically available across the entire fleet of SES and able to support Triple Play services combining broadband access with Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and TV reception.

For further information on residential services please visit www.ses-broadband.com or www.ses.com/broadband-services for business applications.

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