BTopenworld toys with broadband over satellite

Hopes to have service by 2003

BTopenworld is looking to offer broadband services via satellite in a bid to expand the range of services it offers.

In an interview with The Register to be published tomorrow, openworld CEO, Andy Green, said he was currently holding talks with a number of providers concerning the provision of broadband over satellite.

Although he would not be drawn on specifics he said he hoped that a viable commercial service would be available within the next 18 months to two years.

Currently, DSL technology is not suitable for providing broadband services to everyone in the UK. A satellite-based service is one alternative that could make broadband more accessible. ®

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