Dig for vic­tory!

Real People - - MUM FOR A MOMENT -

In­ter­net speeds in the sticks are about as fast as a Sun­day drive stuck be­hind a trac­tor. But vil­lagers around the York­shire Dales were hav­ing none of it.

Six years ago, Chris­tine Con­der, 64, a farmer’s wife, dug a trench to lay a fi­bre-op­tic cable be­tween her prop­erty in Wray, Lan­cashire, and a neigh­bour­ing farm.

Peo­ple in the com­mu­nity were so im­pressed, they all started dig­ging, and soon they were get­ting broad­band speeds nearly 100 times faster than the na­tional av­er­age!

Their com­mu­nity group, Broad­band for the Ru­ral North, has now gone far and wide, charg­ing £30 to dig in some of the most re­mote ar­eas in the UK.

They also in­tend to help 25 sim­i­lar groups from across Eng­land and Wales.

The team have cre­ated a high­speed net­work

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