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Internet service provider (ISP) Avonline is set to offer up to 10Mb satellite broadband speeds to web users in remote parts of the UK.

The firm has signed a £4.44 million deal with satellite broadband provider Eutelsat which will allow access to the KA-SAT spacecraft.

Mark Wynn, Managing Director at Avonline, said the ISP has been "at the forefront of UK satellite communication solutions for the past ten years".

"We are delighted to be the first major UK satellite services provider to sign a contract for the next-generation Tooway satellite broadband service," he stated.

"With speeds of up to 10 Mb covering 100 per cent of the UK, this service will ensure that everyone who wants a fast and reliable broadband connection can now get connected."

Mr Wynn said this was "great news" for people living in rural areas without a decent broadband connection, particularly those who live a long way from the nearest telephone exchange.

"It will also be a great boost to small businesses and for those who work from home," he added.

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