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A UK satellite broadband provider is guaranteeing internet services to households which have lost their BT dial-up connection.

BT announced earlier this year that its dial-up service - which pre-dates broadband - is to be phased out.

However, around 1,000 customers still using the service live in an area without broadband coverage, meaning they will lose their BT internet connection.

Households do have other dial-up options - with Plusnet among the providers still offering narrowband services - but Avonline Broadband wants rural dial-up users to consider an upgrade to satellite.

The firm's Mark Wynn explained that every single UK dial-up user can switch to satellite broadband immediately, wherever they live in the country.

"Not only do they retain a broadband connection but with Tooway they can instantly access up to 20Mb download speeds, greatly improving their broadband options," he stated.

"Some other technologies will struggle to reach these rural users in the foreseeable future but because everyone is the same distance from the satellite, we guarantee that we can reach anyone wherever they live in the UK with fast satellite broadband today."

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