ALTERNATIVE ways of improving superfast broadband coverage in Hampshire will receive a £1m boost.
The government announced eight innovative projects costing £10m on Thursday.
Hampshire will receive £1m to test alternative ways of boosting the service in rural areas.
Campaign group the Countryside Alliance welcomed the news. Head of policy Sarah Lee said: ‘We have always said that a mix of technologies, rather than fixed-line broadband, would answer the question of how to provide superfast broadband to the final five per cent of homes and businesses in rural areas.’
She added: ‘By using a variety of means - including wireless and satellite provision - and investigating different ways to fund these projects, we hope the government will find the key to improving broadband.’