The European Regional Development Fund, or ERDF, is a fund allocated by the European Union tasked with providing investment in infrastructure and development projects with the aim to grow businesses in specific target areas. Cornwall was identified as one such area and, in 2017, Avanti and BT won funding to develop business connectivity across the county. BT are currently rolling out an extension of their fibre network to some key urban areas in the county, however many businesses across Cornwall remain out of reach of the fibre network. This is where Avanti’s superfast satellite broadband services are being deployed with the help of two certified service providers who will manage the installation and on-going service.
Who is Avanti?
Avanti is a satellite operator with a fleet of satellites in orbit delivering internet and communication services to companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With an office at the Goonhilly Earth Station, connecting businesses across Cornwall with superfast satellite broadband is an important project to the company and many of its Cornwall-based team. It’s our infrastructure that provides the connectivity for businesses across Cornwall as part of this ERDF scheme.
Who are the certified service partners we use?
Avanti are a wholesale satellite broadband company and work with carefully chosen service providers to carry out the installation of equipment and manage the on-going service to businesses using satellite broadband. For this ERDF scheme, we’ve partnered with Bentley Walker and Europsat, two long-standing, trusted partners of Avanti. They manage all aspects of installation and service with you, the end users of our service.
For more information about either of our certified service providers, you can find out more on their websites.