Come and see us at the Cornwall Business Show 2018

The Cornwall Business Show is the largest, most inclusive B2B exhibition in Cornwall, bringing together a wide spectrum of industries and sectors, from small, start-up businesses to large, established companies.

written by Chris Chadwick

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The heart of cornwall the Royal Cornwall Events Centre will be hosting the Cornwall Business Show for 2018 and Freedomsat are taking place in the heart of Cornwall at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, the next show will be bigger than ever, bringing together Cornwall’s most dynamic and ambitious businesses, all under one roof.

The event builds on five years of successful Cornwall Business Shows and this year will host over 125 exhibitors. Providing a convenient one-stop-shop for individuals and companies to make new contacts, meet suppliers and grow their business.

BDUK Scheme Continued For 2018

Better broadband scheme has been extended in to 2018

written by Chris Chadwick

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With the success of 2017 the scheme has been extended allowing areas of substandard broadband of less than 2 Mbps to still apply for their £350 broadband subsidy, if you’re a home user or even a business without access to basic broadband you can get connected through the scheme.

The grant still covers the cost of all the required equipment and the standard installation.

Applying for a subsidy is simple, follow the steps below to see if you qualify:

  • Use the Postcode checker to check if you qualify for the subsidy
  • Visit your local authority site to apply for the voucher eligibility code
  • Once you have received your code. Visit our packages page, choose a service and buy online entering your eligibility code when prompted

Come and see us at the Farm Business Innovation show 2017

The Trade Event to Support Innovation and Diversification for Farmers, Landowners, Country House and Estate Owners

written by Chris Chadwick

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Voted ‘Trade Show of the Year’ by the EN Awards in 2016, the show is returning to NEC in Birmingham on the 8th & 9th November 2017. This event provides rural entrepreneurs with everything needed to diversify, innovate and succeed through 200 seminars, 500 hand-picked exhibitors, industry-leading experts and unrivalled networking and business opportunities.

Diversification in the agricultural, farming and land management communities is the act of building on traditional farming practices and delving into new and innovative endeavours by adding additional revenue streams such as storage facilities, renewable energy, organic food production, rural tourism or niche livestock. However, the venture into rural diversification requires so much more than just a good idea, and to thrive you need to have clear plans, goals, and confidence in your choices. The Farm Business Innovation Show provides the perfect opportunity not only to find the information but the tools and services to help you every step of the way.

We will be promoting our Satellite Internet options as well as business opportunities to increase your revenue using Satellite Internet as the key driver.

Government Committed to Provide Broadband across Every Household in the UK

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has introduced the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme in partnership with local broadband programmes, to fulfil the commitment of providing every UK home and business with access to a basic broadband service.

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What Is the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme?

The Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme is a way for the UK to get better connected.  It will ensure that every UK household and business can access an affordable connection, no matter where they are located.

A subsidised broadband installation is now available for those who are unable to access an affordable broadband service.

Who Is Eligible?

The scheme is open to any household or business who is unable to access an affordable basic broadband service.  

If the speed checker identifies that your current broadband speed is already faster than 2Mb per second, you will not be eligible for the subsidy.

If there are no existing plans to deliver a superfast broadband service to your home or business in the next 6–12 months  , you will be eligible for the scheme.

How Can I Check Broadband Services and Speed?

You can track broadband services available to you using the government’s Go Superfast checker. Your current broadband speed can also be tracked using the ADSL availability checker.

What Will Eligible Candidates Receive?

Eligible candidates will receive help with broadband installation costs as well as any equipment needed to access a better broadband service at an affordable price.

The scheme, however, does not cover the cost of monthly subscriptions: that fee will vary depending on connection speed chosen and data amount selected.

What Broadband is Available with the Scheme?

The type of broadband available with the scheme will depend on factors including which type of connection is selected: either a satellite service or wireless.

Satellite broadband offers a host of benefits including:

  • high-speed satellite internet speeds of up to 30Mbps
  • guaranteed service levels of 99.5% uptime
  • easy monitoring
  • a discreet but robust satellite dish and modem.

Once your supplier has been chosen, you will be required to sign a contract for a minimum period of 12 months.

Find Out More  

Freedomsat want to shout about this extraordinary opportunity to get connected, no matter where you are situated.

If you are looking for more information on satellite broadband and what’s involved before making your choice in combination with the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme, our FAQs page will be able to help you make an informed choice.

For more information on the scheme, visit Freedomsat’s Articles now.

EchoStar Mobile Selects Bentley Walker as First European-Wide Distributor of New Mobile Satellite Services Network

EchoStar Mobile, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS), has selected Bentley Walker as the first European-wide distributor for its new satellite-based network that will provide reliable, IP-based Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) for voice and data.

written by Chris Chadwick

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EchoStar Mobile, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS), has selected Bentley Walker as the first European-wide distributor for its new satellite-based network that will provide reliable, IP-based Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) for voice and data.

Bentley Walker will distribute equipment and provide service via the new EchoStar XXI satellite which is scheduled to be launched later this month. The S-band satellite will provide coverage throughout Europe, including all 28 members of the European Union.

EchoStar subsidiary Hughes Network Systems (Hughes) has designed and manufactured a portable data terminal (PDT) which will serve as an MSS hotspot supporting advanced IP services, and providing 3G/4G-compatible voice and data services.

Anders Johnson, executive director of EchoStar Mobile and president of EchoStar Satellite Services, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Bentley Walker on this key project. Working with an experienced partner gives us immediate access to the growing MSS market, and Bentley Walker has all the capabilities to market and distribute the new EchoStar Mobile PDT and service platform across Europe. Bentley Walker has been a partner with our Hughes subsidiary for more than a decade now and we are very excited about the next stage of this relationship.”

One of the key features of the PDT, which will be able to provide connectivity across Europe, is its ability to offer separate and diverse connectivity in remote locations or where back up is needed in an environment where terrestrial or cellular networks may have failed.

Anthony Walker, CEO of Bentley Walker, said: “We are very excited about this service. There is a demand by organisations that require a completely separate and diverse pan-European communications network infrastructure. EchoStar Mobile can provide connectivity for critical applications and in case of failure, core infrastructure communications for users who require quick and simple connectivity wherever they are”.

About EchoStar Mobile Limited

EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., is a mobile operator providing connectivity across Europe. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, EchoStar Mobile Limited provides access to a hybrid satellite and terrestrial network enabling enhanced mobile voice and data communications for businesses, government agencies and consumers.

Superfast 30Mbps Satellite Broadband coming soon

Homes and businesses will soon benefit from Superfast up to 30Mbps services. Available throughout the UK!

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We are pleased to announce that a range of Superfast up to 30Mbps Satellite Broadband services will be released across the whole of the UK in the coming weeks.

Freedomsat will be delivering consumer and professional services from Avanti with a range of exclusive service plans to meet the growing appetite for data. In addition we will be launching a range of professional business service plans with Tooway.

To pre register your interest in subscribing or upgrading your existing plan please use the form below.

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Better Broadband Scheme customers can now order online!

Customers that have received a Better Broadband Scheme eligibility code can now order online today!

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We have now updated our shopping cart to make it simple for customers with a BDUK Better Broadband eligibility code. This means you can now order the service online.

Customers with a valid code can now buy their chosen Tooway or Avanti service, select the Better Broadband Scheme hardware and installation options and then enter a valid eligibility code when prompted.

Visit the Better Broadband Scheme page for more details

Visit us at the Farm Business Innovation show 2016

Visit Bentley Walker & Freedomsat at the Farm Business Innovation show 2016. 9th-10th November, NEC Birmingham.

written by Chris Chadwick

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Bentley Walker will be exhibiting at the Farm Business Innovation show, located at the NEC Birmingham. The exhibition is taking place between the 9th and 10th of November 2016. Come and visit us at stand 381 or if you would like to book a meeting please get in touch,

Meet the Freedomsat team at Gitex 2016

Visit Freedomsat & Bentley Walker at Gitex 2016 - World Trade Center Dubai, UAE between the 16th - 20th October 2016.

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Visit Freedomsat & Bentley Walker at Gitex 2016 - World Trade Center Dubai, UAE between the 16th - 20th October 2016.

Bentley Walker will be attending Gitex Technology Week located at the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE. The exhibition is taking place between the 16th - 20th October 2016 and we will be holding meetings throughout the duration of the event at meeting room Z-K34

Better Broadband Scheme relaunched

Government subsidised Satellite Broadband voucher scheme from Freedomsat.

written by Chris Chadwick

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Government subsidised Satellite Broadband voucher scheme from Freedomsat

Bentley Walker are pleased to announce our continued support as a registered supplier of the Better Broadband Scheme.

Launched by the UK government, the revised and updated scheme will help homes and businesses in the UK have access to fast, affordable broadband service.f the UK so all participants in the scheme will be able to receive a satellite service.

The Better Broadband scheme is operated by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK). Part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, BDUK is commited to delivering superfast broadband and better mobile connectivity to the nation. 

Satellite Broadband remains a great alternative to fixed line services and area with patchy mobile coverage. Our services cover the whole of the UK so all participants in the scheme will be able to receive a satellite service.

New Freedomsat UK & Europe website

The new Freedomsat UK & Europe website is here! Tell us what you think.

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We are very pleased to announce that your new Freedomsat UK website has arrived and is ready for feedback. We are constantly striving to provide our valued customers and potential new customers with the best service possible.

The site has been designed to showcase the best available services from our technology partners, Tooway and Avanti. We aim to provide you with the best satellite broadband choices for your location.