AROUND a quarter of rural premises in the UK – are unable of getting broadband of at least 10Mb, with almost 250,000 premises unable to get even 2Mb!
When you need it, where you need it
The problem with rural broadband isn’t always that there’s a lack of ways but that so many are inadequate.
In rural communities, broadband deals through a phone line, 3G/4G or satellite are usually slower and more restrictive than their equivalents in towns and cities, and they’re almost always more expensive.
It is possible to bypass the system, and many communities are choosing to do just that – often ending up with some of the UK’s fastest connections as a result.
We’ll take a look at some of those projects in the last section, but because they take time, money and serious dedication we’ll start by looking at the options available for most homes.