Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Satellite Broadband Not Feasible

In an interview with Telecomweb, Bodart, who had been CEO for most of the company’s lifespan but who left late last year, now believes there is not much of a future for satellite broadband in the U.K. “I don’t see how you can sustain an economic model” for satellite broadband in the U.K., he says. “You already have millions of people that are on terrestrial broadband networks, and those costs will continue to go down. I don’t see how a satellite offer can compete with that.” We knew that we would probably lose them over time, unless we did the same kind of pricing (as terrestrial broadband), which was literally impossible.”

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