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One of the most remote outposts in the UK will receive broadband after securing special funding it has been confirmed.

Rhenigidale in the Outer Hebrides - now known as the Western Isles - only became accessible by road 19 years ago, but will now enjoy broadband services, reports the BBC.

An investment into communications in the area comes from the Connected Communities (ConCom) project, which is being carried out by the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Some residents had argued against the ConCom project, saying money was better spent upgrading internet connections with the improvement of telephone services.

Rhenigidale is situated on the island of Harris and is 13 kilometres walk from the bigger village of Tarbert, along one of the old tracks which preceded the first road to the settlement.

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