A new form of Broadband which will offer a high-speed service for businesses in Scilly and Cornwall was rolled out this week.
This initiative is being provided by British satellite operator, Avanti, with support from European Regional Development Funding (ERDF).
The idea behind the initiative is to increase the creativity and productivity of businesses in rural areas who struggle to grow due to poor internet connection. This service will be subsidised to start of with by Avanti according to Chief Executive David Williams who spoke to Will this week.
The super-fast broadband connection will be received by businesses through a satellite dish. Under the subsidy the business will receive a free satellite dish and instillation. They will also receive lower tariffs on the broadband service. Only the first 1000 businesses to apply will receive the benefit.
There are only two main criteria local businesses have to meet to be eligible.
The only geographical criteria is that the business is based in Scilly or Cornwall. The other criteria is that the business have less than 250 staff, less than a 50 Million Euro turn over and less than a 43 million Euro balance sheet total.
Listen to the full interview with David Williams Chief Executive of Avanti below to find out more.