Mac-1 Internet is launching a new Mac-friendly broadband satellite broadband service.

The company's satellite broadband services will allow any UK company to connect to the Internet at speeds of up to 72 times faster than a modem, or 32 times faster than dual-channel ISDN. The company claims download speeds up to 4Mbps are available.

Managing director Greg Hughes said: “Satellite broadband is not reliant on any telecommunications provider, so if your business is in a non-enabled exchange for ADSL, this is the perfect cost-effective broadband solution for you.”

The company now has new premises where potential customers can see and sample its satellite broadband services.

Some of the company's offerings require that a PC gateway be employed, to which the Mac connects to gain access to the satellite, however, some of Mac-1 Internet's premium services offer one hundred per cent Mac support.