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The government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme has been boosted by positive feedback on its efforts to test alternative solutions for providing broadband to remote areas across rural Britain.

BDUK's seven Market Test Pilots across the country have so far commanded £10 million of initial funding after being set up last year to help better establish the viability and finance requirements needed in order to help connect remote areas to superfast broadband.

The scheme is already involved in ongoing efforts to bring superfast broadband with speeds of over 24Mbps to 95% of premises by 2017/18.

Boss Chris Townsend has already admitted that providing coverage for the remaining 5% would be difficult, but said it would continue its efforts.

According to ISPreview, a number of the pilots have now been running for a few months and have subsequently received a small amount of feedback from a total of 83 respondents, with all but 2% stating they were happy with the service and would keep it once the trial had been completed, provided there was no change in price.

BDUK claims the results prove that smaller smaller suppliers can deliver "effective solutions" for the remaining 5% of premises not currently served by the programme.

Reports suggest BDUK is poised to inform the relevant local authorities about the alternatives available in an effort to further enhance chances of success in connecting more homes and businesses to superfast services.

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