Dig for victory!
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