Satellite broadband has helped to boost internet access throughout Europe.
This is according to the European Commission (EC), which has released its Digital Agenda Scorecard that assesses the progress European Union (EU) members are making in reaching technology targets.
It found that basic broadband is now available almost everywhere in Europe. Satellite services have played a large part in this, helping to cover the 4.5 per cent of the population who are unable to access fixed-line services.
However, only 54 per cent of EU citizens currently have access to a super-fast connection and this has been highlighted as an issue by Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the EC.
She stated: "I am glad that basic internet is now virtually everywhere in the EU, but we can't get stuck playing yesterday's game."
Satellite broadband is also capable of helping to solve this problem. The Tooway service provided by Avonline can reach speeds of up to 20 Mbps, making it an ideal way to bring fast internet access to rural parts of the UK and Europe.
Posted by Mark Wynn