Britons living in some of the country's most remote spots could soon have plenty to gain from trading-in their mobile and upgrading to a newer model.
Service provider allpay confirms the UK's Broadband Licence for Churches has finally kicked in, meaning rural communities are starting to benefit from brand new internet connections – something that could enhance consumers' experience when using mobiles in such regions.
It notes in excess of 12 villages in Herefordshire have become the first to receive an update of their broadband provisions.
Kingstone Church is one of those to have received new technology, which beams a signal to about 150 people in the vicinity.
Nick Peplow, marketing director at allpay, says: "When you think about it, what we are seeing here is two local organisations coming together to find a local solution to a local problem that affects thousands of rural residents and businesses."
Earlier this week, O2 announced it is setting up Wi-Fi spots in about 450 retail and office buildings across the country.
Posted by Peter Robinson