Satellite Broadband Services Report to the UK Space Leadership Council – June 2011

Satellite broadband services are likely to be part of the infrastructure mix delivering functional and higher speed broadband to homes and businesses in the UK given the aim is to provide universal coverage. It is in the interests of industry and Government to help ensure satellite services are as cost effective as possible and meet consumers’ reasonable needs on service provision and support.

The decision maker is the individual consumer and their interests will be met if satellite is allowed to compete with other infrastructure technologies on a level playing field. This includes providing the consumer with information on all of the infrastructure options likely to be available to them and neutrality on the provision of public sector support where this is necessary.