The Race To 5G – How The Latest Government Announcement Impacts Rural Areas

According to a BBC report, the UK is unlikely to achieve its target of providing 85% of the UK with gigabit-capable broadband services by 2027. 

But here’s the more current issue which is having an impact now: there are still locations in the UK that don’t have sufficient broadband coverage.

And, due to the current situation, that has become even more apparent as the number of people working remotely continues to climb and they don’t have the tools and resources that they need to ensure a sustainable internet connection. 

Which is why turning our attention to a hybrid model solution could be the way forward.

Every aspect of our lives is impacted by digital technology, and during the current situation, online connections have proven to be more vital than ever. 

Through a combination of fibre and 4G/5G technology there is the potential to widen access across the UK, and help keep more people connected. 

It’s this kind of thinking which is so essential to extending the reach of broadband and connectivity. 

It will also help ease the blow dealt to rural communities which have been disadvantaged by the latest announcement, specifically those in mobile dead zones due to limited coverage in hard-to-reach areas.

As MP Julian Knight, DCMS Committee Chair from the House of Commons report was quoted to have said: 

“On 5G, the Government’s target to deliver to the majority of the population, rather than the majority of the country, risks repeating the same errors that led to mobile ‘not-spots’ with investors cherry-picking areas of high population and leaving people in remote rural areas without a hope.”

This situation clearly demonstrates the need for Independent providers who provide alternative solutions, plug the gaps in service and ensure everyone has access to affordable broadband suitable for their needs whether in business, working from home or for domestic use.

Which is why we have a solution that’s not just good – it’s Genius! 

And you can find out all about it here:

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