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Despite recent efforts to increase broadband access across the UK, one village is in danger of losing internet services unless it can raise money to upgrade its current connection.

Residents and businesses in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, rely on a single supplier to provide broadband access, but they lost service two weeks ago when a fault in outdated infrastructure occurred.

Now the 80 villagers face the prospect of a £7,000 bill to repair the damage and upgrade current systems. The alternative is that the service will be switched off by supplier GCI Communications.

One resident told the Ely Standard that she had effectively been on holiday for two weeks waiting to be reconnected to clients. Her public relations business will be heavily jeopardised if the broadband service cannot be saved.

Elsewhere in the UK, a County Times "broadband for all" campaign has been launched to fight for better internet access across mid-Wales.

The campaign is promoted by the County Times and supported by assembly member Mick Bates.

Many people throughout Wales "complain of frequent loss of service while many of my constituents cannot even get a broadband connection at all", he said.

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