Super-fast broadband is coming to rural areas thanks to a £5 billion investment.
Millions of rural internet users who suffer from buffering will soon have super-fast connections.
Around £5 billion is being invested to improve connection, which is currently at an all-time low.
In less than 30 seconds, over two million homes and businesses will be able to download a high-definition film.
The investment, according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, will help individuals get out of the “digital rut.”
“Project Gigabit is our national commitment to level the playing field in rural areas by providing the best internet speeds available,” he stated.
“Thanks to our massive £5 billion investment and one of the fastest rollouts in Europe, millions more rural homes and businesses will now be lifted out of the digital rut.
“This internet revolution will create employment, power businesses, and let everyone to access important services at breakneck speed, assisting us in our recovery from the pandemic.” The upgrade will prioritize rural areas in 26 English counties.
Shropshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcestershire, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight will be among the first to benefit.
Following will be Derbyshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Surrey, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Notts, Hertfordshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire.
The fund is a “cornerstone of the Prime Minister’s ambition to build back better,” according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and would let the government to invest in places “left behind by the industry’s rollout plans.”
Ministers believe that improving it across the country will hasten recovery and boost sectors such as technology while also assisting small businesses.
Up to 1,850,000 properties will get access to one gigabit per second, bringing the total number of properties in the project to 2.2 million.
According to officials, 60 percent of all households will have access to gigabit speeds by next year, making it Europe’s quickest rollout.