People on boats, planes and trains could soon enjoy fast broadband on their travels after Ofcom approved the use of new satellite technology.
The UK telecoms regulator has given the green light to the use of so-called earth stations on moving vehicles.
The devices connect to a geostationary satellite orbiting above the equator.
But critics suggest Ofcom should be concentrating on bringing home-broadband services up to speed before focusing on transport.
Recent advances have improved the effectiveness of earth stations.
Newer antennas are capable of maintaining very stable pointing accuracy, allowing the earth station to track the satellite closely, even on a fast-moving vehicle, providing a reliable internet connection.
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