Hundreds of residents in Lincolnshire, who've been without phone or internet access for a week.
Nottinghamshire County Council wants to end the 'digital divide' between students living in rural areas and those living in towns.
Nearly 50% of children in Nottingham are digitally deprived. The County Council wants telecoms companies to install quicker internet. Fast.
A multi-million pound contract has been signed today which will bring fast broadband access to 95% of households in Leicestershire. It was signed in one of the county's internet black spots and people there say they'll benefit from the investment.
People in Herefordshire will find out today if they are going to be the first to benefit from faster broadband.
It comes after the first communities to access fibre optic broadband will be announced later.
Around 10,000 homes and businesses will benefit once the multi million pound project is complete.
Hundreds of residents in Lincolnshire, who've been without phone or internet access for a week, have been told it could be several more days before they're switched back on.
BT, who are replacing stolen underground cabling in the village of Eagle, say around 200 properties have reported faults since last Tuesday. Businesses say the situation has been a nightmare - leaving them without email, and unable to contact customers.
There are claims tonight that nearly half the schoolchildren in Nottinghamshire are being held back because the internet on their home computers is so slow.
The county council says it's creating a "digital divide" between those pupils in towns who have fast broadband speeds and those in villages who do not.