ISP Easynet is looking to open up the satellite Internet service in the UK, with its digital video broadcasting (DVB) satellite service, dubbed Easysat, launched today.
Via the satellite service subscribers will be able to receive downloads on the Internet faster than via ISDN lines, claims Easynet.
?For customers wanting the extra speed and the flexability of a satellite feed Easysat is the ideal solution,? commented Brian Mulligan, managing director of Easynet. ?Easysat offers exciting opportunities for using multicast broadcast IP (Internet protocol) services to deliver large volumes of media rich data in a cost effective manner.?
Giulianno Berretta, director general of Eutelsat, which is providing the satellite service for Easysat is confident Easynet?s move will further expand the market for, ?high speed net access, multicast services, DVB digital TV and interactive TV in Europe.?
Easysat is available at a flat fee of #49.99 plus Vat per month or alternatively #550 per year plus Vat. It includes Lan and multicast support. Customers wishing to receive transmissions need a 60cm satellite dish and an internal PC card.
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