I live in a rural part of Scotland. Under the Scottish Government's "Broadband Reach" scheme we were provided with a Satellite connection through Avanti. This was upgraded in May to connect with Hylas 1. On the old satellite we were paying £35 per month for a 1.0/0.25 Mb connection with 10Gb monthly data. After nagging Avanti for 6 months they have finally been able to offer me new rates. For the same £35 they are offering 2.0/0.5 but with the monthly data allowance reduced to 6 Gb.
I realize that data limits on satellite are restricted compared to fixed line connections but a quick Google search suggests that other Satellite ISPs are offering much quicker connections for lower monthly fees. I don't really want to fork out for a new connection. Are there any other ISPs that use Hylas or is it exclusive to Avanti. Anyone got any comments about Avanti's rates for what is still a pretty slow connection?