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Published: 2nd May 2013

The internet has become a fundamental part of modern society.

It has changed the way we go about everyday actions such as keeping in touch with one another, shopping, banking and numerous other activities.

Indeed, for many of us, particularly young people, it has become hard to imagine how we ever lived without it.

However, in some parts of the UK residents are unable to make the most of the internet due to frustratingly slow and unreliable broadband connections.

Here at Avonline we can bring super-fast broadband to these regions using satellite technology. If you're not sure about the benefits of improving your internet service, we take a look at some of the main advantages below.


Surfing the web has arguably become the UK's favourite pastime. The internet allows you to watch TV and films, listen to the radio and play games all through your computer.

All of the major TV channels have developed on-demand services, such as BBC iPlayer, that allow you to stream programmes online whenever you like. You can also use movie streaming services such as Netflix and LoveFilm to view the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

However, a good broadband connection is necessary to make the most of these services, particularly if more than one person is going to be online at the same time.


Perhaps the biggest impact of the internet is the way it has changed how we interact with one another. Thanks to email, you can now contact someone on the other side of the world at the click of a button.

Meanwhile, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter allow internet users to stay in touch and share things with one another on a level never seen before. You can even speak to people over the phone online using free services such as Skype.


In days gone by, when someone wanted to learn something they had to pay a visit to the library and take out a book. Now, thanks to the internet, people have access to a wealth of information at their fingertips.

This is particularly useful for children and the sheer amount of information available online can help with their homework and progress at school.


The internet has changed the way the world does business and connects companies with each other throughout the UK and across the globe. It has also opened up the possibility of home working, which is becoming increasingly common for all manner of companies and organisations.

Get connected

If you live in an area that is poorly served by the major internet providers, Avonline can help.

Our Tooway satellite broadband service offers super-fast speeds of up to 20 Mbps and is ideally suited to remote and rural locations that ADSL and fibre optic connections cannot reach.

As the network is powered by satellite technology, it provides the same fast and reliable service regardless of location and all that's required to get started is the installation of a small dish and modem.

Want to find out more? Click here to get started.