Rural areas could be waiting years for full-fibre broadband

Computer trade magazine Computer Weekly reveals that rural connectivity specialist Airband is supplying more than 4,000 homes and properties in Cheshire with full-fibre broadband

Airband said it will use ‘innovative methods’ to connect the hard-to-reach areas with gigabit-capable connectivity to transform rural areas that have previously been held back by lack of connectivity.

Airband said it regards the implementation of connectivity infrastructures to isolated and rural areas to be ‘life-changing’ for individuals and business owners, as cost-effective, high-quality, reliable ultrafast connectivity has countless benefits, including better access to services and amenities for individuals, increased productivity and more growth opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs.

The report highlights how rural high-speed broadband provision has been a huge issue in the UK.

The Government has introduced a voucher scheme designed to accelerate broadband roll-out and take-up in hard-to-reach areas, with more than £22m of additional funding announced in December 2020, but has been consistently criticised for lack of real progress.

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Computer Weekly - Airband to supply full-fibre broadband across rural Cheshire


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