The rural broadband service aims to show that 5G triband can deliver 30Mbs broadband to remote rural areas, which have previously had slow or no connection due to tree clutter or location.
Two leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) specialising in rural connectivity, Quickline and Broadway Partners, are currently installing TV White Space equipment on trial premises, with the goal of providing a superfast broadband service to rural homes and businesses.
The equipment is being installed in Loch Leven, where visitors to the island were able to watch Wimbledon streamed on the network; Alston Moor, connecting tourist destinations, and Bardney, for the home broadband service. These services will be
monitored by Lancaster University during the trial.