Britain wants Elon Musk to help fix broadband for remote areas by using his satellite network

0
70

BRITAIN wants Elon Musk to help fix broadband for remote areas.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed that his team are in talks about using the SpaceX guru’s satellite network.

Britain wants Elon Musk to help fix broadband for remote areas
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed that his team are in talks about using the SpaceX guru’s satellite network

They are also looking at floating air balloon aerials to connect 100,000 homes to new lightning-fast infrastructure.

Properties in remote parts of Scotland and Wales plus English National Parks cannot be reached conventionally, so extreme solutions are needed.

Experts will look into how low-orbit satellites or “high- altitude platforms” such as balloons and drones could “beam faster connections to far-flung homes and businesses”.

Mr Dowden believes cultural barriers to working from home have “permanently fallen away”.

He vows to get super-fast broadband in all parts of the country to help the next Deliveroo “launch from Durham”.

Today, the first areas targeted for a £5billion upgrade have been revealed, with work starting in 2022.

As many as 510,000 homes and firms long plagued by poor broadband will get subsidies as part of the Government’s Project Gigabit

As many as 510,000 homes and firms long plagued by poor broadband will get subsidies as part of the Government’s Project Gigabit.

Areas include Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Tees Valley.

A gigabit is 1,000 megabits, capable of downloading an HD film in less than a minute.

GOT a story? RING HOAR on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]

Did you miss our previous article…
https://www.hellofaread.com/politics/one-in-1700-secondary-school-pupils-tested-positive-for-covid-after-returning-to-classes-last-week/