Three, the mobile phone operator, is giving away 3G broadband to rural areas struggling to get fixed line services, wireless communication device users may be interested to learn.
According to Three, it will give 11 communities in the UK free dongles and access for a year.
The initiative, which forms part of its commitment to government, is designed to help ensure isolated communities have decent broadband services.
Some experts, however, believe the initiative has more to do with a desire to lobby Westminster for wireless spectrum.
"We hope to demonstrate that mobile needs to be a crucial part of the strategy to tackle notspots," Hugh Davies, Three's director of corporate affairs, commented.
However, Jeremy Green, analyst with research firm Ovum, remains sceptical, explaining: "It is not as if Three is concerned about lack of access. It wants to show off how good its network is and lobby for more spectrum.”
Posted by Simon Jones