UFU launches satellite broadband solution

THE Ulster Farmers’ Union, in partnership with satellite broadband provider Onwave, has launched a new satellite broadband solution for UFU members.

The UFU says many rural households continue to be disadvantaged with a very poor or non-existent broadband service. The union says its new partnership with Onwave offers a broadband solution to its members who have to date been unable to access a satisfactory broadband service.

UFU deputy president Barclay Bell said: “We are delighted to launch a satellite broadband service for our members. Our basic package offers a minimum download speed of eight megabits per second and a monthly data volume of eight gigabytes. We know from speaking to our members that many of them are unable to access good broadband so we have turned to satellite technology to overcome this. I would encourage any of our members who would like to get online but have so far been unable to do so, to contact Onwave and find out more. It is very important to us that all our members have good access to the internet which is so important to family farm businesses.”

Onwave spokesperson Brendan Whittle said: “We are very excited to be partnering with UFU to provide reliable, affordable broadband services to its members. We are totally devoted to the delivery of services over satellite and with recent improvements in the technology we can deliver broadband at speeds which in some cases exceed those available over rural fixed line broadband connections at prices that are affordable.  

“We are also offering one year’s free line rental with our Onwave phone service, so you can replace your existing land line.

“With many successful installations all over Northern Ireland, we are ideally placed to bring fast, reliable broadband to you, regardless of where you are situated.

“We are offering special discounts to all UFU members, simply contact us and quote your UFU membership number.”

UFU members can contact Onwave on 0845 43 43 500 to find out more about this new high-speed broadband service.