The scheme, which fulfils the Government’s commitment to giving every premise access to a 2Mb/s download speed, is now up and running. Details are on the Connecting Cumbria web site www.connectingcumbria.org.uk/getting-a-basic-broadband-service
The scheme gives financial support of no more than £400, via a voucher system, towards the cost of satellite equipment and installation in the first year.
Details of the scheme are given in the link on the Connecting Cumbria page together with application forms.
Satellite does have some significant disadvantages so my feeling is that it is worth waiting a few weeks to find out whether of not you will be connected to the fibre network under phase 2.