In spite of cuts in spending, rural areas will still benefit from broadband installation.
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.