In the most remote locations where suitable fixed-line broadband is not available and mobile coverage is poor or non-existent, satellite broadband may be the only remaining option. However, it is worth investigating the government’s rural Gigabit voucher scheme first to see if you are eligible to apply for funding towards a community fibre-optic connection.

Satellite broadband is more expensive to set up than fixed-line broadband and mobile internet and has a connection ‘time lag.’ This means that certain applications that depend on a rapid response, such as video calls, may not work properly, although it can still be used for emails, web surfing and other applications where this timing delay won’t cause an issue. New satellite broadband systems that are currently in development should help solve these drawbacks over the next few years.