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Tiscali is hooking up with Eutelsat to provide a one-way broadband satellite service throughout 15 countries in Europe.

The pan-European ISP is targeting the service - based on Eutelsat's OPENSKY platform - at home users in areas not covered by terrestrial broadband technologies.

It's estimated that one in four of Europe's population - around 25 million homes - is outside the reach of cable or ADSL broadband access.

Although the service is expected to begin being rolled out during the summer there's little detail to today's statement.

The ISP acknowledges that the service has to be affordable.

In March Tiscali UK decided to delay the commercial roll-out of a two-way broadband-via-satellite service until it finished evaluating the results of a year-long trial.

While the pilot project - which involved 90 people - proved to be successful, the guinea pigs said the service was simply too expensive.

At the time Tiscali said that it was looking at alternative products to see if other options can be found with lower up-front costs.

That alternative appears now to have been found. ®

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