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Faster Internet for the Future

People travelling on boats, planes and trains could soon enjoy super-fast broadband, after Ofcom approved the use of new satellite technology.

The UK telecoms regulator has given the go ahead for the use of so-called earth stations on moving vehicles.

New antennas maintaining very stable pointing accuracy, allows the earth station to track the satellite closely, providing a reliable internet collection.

Critics suggest Ofcom should be focusing on bringing fast broadband to the home, rather than leaping to completing the transport broadband.

Philip Marnick, group director of Spectrum at Ofcom said: "We want travellers to benefit from super-fast broadband on the move at the kinds of speeds they expect from their connection at home.

"Today's decision means that operators of trains, boats and planes will soon be able to begin the process of making these valuable services available to their passengers."

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