MP down to earth at Goonhilly


St Ives MP, Derek Thomas, was given a tour of Avanti’s facilities at Goonhilly Earth Station last week.

It coincided with Avanti’s national roll out of a new Government initiative, aimed at delivering subsidised satellite services to rural communities.

Thomas met with Lucy Edge, Avanti’s director of satellite operations at Goonhilly, and said: “I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit Avanti Communications’ Gateway Earth Station at Goonhilly, which is an important facility in west Cornwall because of the highly skilled, well paid jobs that are being created by Avanti.

“I was also delighted to hear that Avanti is at the heart of a recently launched Broadband Delivery UK scheme to provide un-connected local residents in rural areas with high quality satellite broadband services.”