Various internet technologies will be used to bring high-speed broadband to rural communities across the UK, it has been revealed.
In a 61-page report outlining the £830 million plans, the government said its approach to the delivery of broadband would be technology-neutral.
The report said that taking high-capacity fibre-optics deeper into the network "is likely to be a key feature of the UK's network going forward".
However, other technologies will be used when appropriate, it noted.
"A mix of technologies – fixed, wireless and satellite – will be needed to deliver super-fast broadband throughout the UK. One technology choice will not be suitable for all circumstances," the report stated.
"Whether this is directly to people's homes, a street cabinet or to a mast remains will depend on local circumstances."
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced this week that a new network of digital hubs will be used to bring faster broadband services to remote parts of the UK.