Four villages near Cambridge are among the first in South Cambridgeshire to be considered for the roll-out of superfast broadband.
Elsworth, Graveley, Papworth and Willingham are among the first that could be included in the first tranche of broadband across the county.
Business and residents are being reassured that many other South Cambridgeshire areas will be reached by subsequent phases of the roll-out in 2014, with every community being reached by the end of 2015.
Cllr Nick Wright, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s lead member for economic development, said: “We understand that people may be disappointed that only a few of our villages are being considered for the first phase.
“We’re one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and our businesses are crying out for up to date technology infrastructure, which is why we’re working with the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme to bid for extra Government funding to get the best possible outcome for our district.”