Tories 'to focus fibre optic broadband rollout on cities'
Jeremy Hunt, the shadow culture secretary, has claimed that will be the plan if his party wins power at the next election.
According to the Guardian, he also stated in a recent speech that the current government's broadband tax would be scrapped and a private sector-led model would be used to ensure people have access to such services.
However, he added that this would mean cities would receive fibre networks first, as the money generated from their introduction may then make the provision of the services in rural areas more financially viable.
Eclipse Internet recently confirmed it is taking part in fibre optic broadband trials, which means up to 60 households could sample the services for free.
The broadband provider is also looking to upgrade its network to ensure it is compatible with BT's 21CN technology.