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Superfast Broadband Gets a £362 Million Boost from The UK Government

The UK government has announced its plans of pumping £362 million into bringing superfast broadband in rural areas in England and Scotland.

The government said that the funding will result in 90 percent of rural areas in Britain getting access to superfast broadband by 2015.

There is a massive gap between rural and urban areas in Britain in terms of broadband speeds. There are areas where people have to wait for an eternity before a simple web page loads. The government plans to change all that with its superfast broadband plans for rural areas.

Rural areas in Britain will get £294 million while counties in Scotland will get £68.8 million to bring broadband to areas where the private sector service providers have no presence.

"I am absolutely determined that the UK will have the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015 – one that we all benefit from. Fast broadband is absolutely vital to our economic growth, to delivering public services effectively, and to conducting our everyday lives,” said culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt

"But some areas of the UK are missing out, with many rural and hard-to-reach communities suffering painfully slow internet connections or no coverage at all. We are not prepared to let some parts of our country get left behind in the digital age." he added.