The issue of rural broadband has been raised in parliament by the MP for Wealden.
Charles Hendry, who represents the East Sussex district, asked environment minister Richard Benyon for details of how many people are living in areas where internet services are slow and unreliable, with no affordably priced alternative.
He claimed the village of Isfield in his constituency is an example of such a location.
"Will the minister liaise with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to ensure that these 'not spots' are given priority in the rollout of broadband?" he added.
Mr Benyon responded by claiming super-fast connections should be brought to areas such as Isfield "beyond 2015".
The problems suffered in the Sussex village are common in many rural locations across the UK where reliable internet access is hard to come by.
Posted by Craig Roberts