Super-fast broadband will have a trial run in the Highlands, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Herefordshire, the government announced in its Spending Review.
Even though £83 billion is cut from public spending, broadband is still on the to-do list. The BBC will be contributing £300m out of the total cost of £530m towards rural broadband costs.
Various locations in rural areas have yet to benefit from broadband and are still using dial-up internet connections, which move at extremely slow speeds.
According to the BBC, it is not economically viable to provide broadband to a third of the UK.
Areas that have been frustrated with slow connection speeds have sometimes taken matters into their own hands, quite literally.
Tell T3 via our Twitter and Facebook feeds whether you're frustrated with your current broadband speeds or not. Keep following us for your updates in the world of tech.