A technology expert has welcomed the announcement that mobile operator Three is to give away 3G broadband to rural areas that are currently experiencing problems with access.
Michael Phillips, product director for Broadbandchoices.co.uk, said he hoped Three will be doing its best to maximise 3G bandwidth in rural areas, wireless communication device users will be interested to know.
"Other customers could be disappointed by speeds available, particularly at peak times," he remarked.
"Mobile broadband is great technology for getting you online, but it struggles to support bandwidth hungry activities like watching BBC iPlayer."
In addition to the social and educational benefits broadband brings, the initiative will also help local communities save thousands of pounds each year.
Indeed, research by the Post Office has found that families with broadband access can save up to £840 every 12 months.
Gringley-on-the-Hill in North Nottinghamshire will be the first village to receive free connectivity, it has been confirmed.
Posted by Andre Dixon