Pirate FM News

Goonhilly Internet Hub

goonhilly1

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 29th December 2013

Cornwall connects the world - again.

The Duchy beamed the first transatlantic radio message and relayed pictures of man on the moon.

Now internet traffic from 53 countries like Turkey and South Africa is being routed through Goonhilly on the Lizard.

David Williams is Chief Exec at Avanti, the company doing it:  "The Goonhilly site has got fantastic heritage in satellite communications for some very good reasons. It's important to have a site which is relatively uncongested with other radio transmissions and Goonhilly certainly ticks that box.

"It's always been, since the 50's, an important satellite site so a lot of the infrastructure that was used for scientific mission in the past  was already here so we were able to get up and running quite quickly., This is becoming one of the most important teleport facilities in the world."

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Revealed: New plans for Goonhilly Earth Station

Cornwall News: New services are coming thanks to recent £32.4 million cash boost

Mo Salah is loved and Paul Pogba is pressured, says Paul Merson

Sports News: Paul Merson believes Manchester United must allow Paul Pogba to play free of pressure to feel happy at the club, similar to how Mo Salah is used at Liverpool.

Trending in Cornwall

Huge spike in demand at Cornwall's biggest hospital

Some staff at A&E are working almost double shifts

Over 1,600 drivers caught speeding in one week

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a summer crackdown

Teenagers cut off by tide at Cornish harbour

The pair were angling at Marazion late on Thursday

10 things you know only if you grew up in Truro

City secrets only true locals get!

Man winched from "unstable" cliff in Cornwall

Coastguards say it was the only way to rescue him

Woman impaled by BBQ skewer on Newquay beach

She was having a BBQ with family and friends

The scale of public toilet closures in Cornwall

The Duchy has lost over 200 in just two decades

VIDEO: Child falls from harbour wall in St Ives

A young girl was airlifted to Treliske on Thursday

New business park planned near a Cornish village

Critics are worried about problems like traffic

Two teenagers rescued from rip on Cornish beach

They were playing football close to the water’s edge

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall