An even longer wait for broadband access could be in store for homes and businesses in the most rural parts of the UK.
According to an investigation carried out by Computer Weekly, a Department for Culture, Media and Sport spokesman admitted the timescale in which the ten per cent of the UK not included in the government's BDUK broadband project would be addressed has been affected by various constraints.
The representative stated: "We did explain that information about the exact location of the final ten per cent would reveal itself in a phased manner as the implementation actually takes place."
He noted the majority of this work will be carried out in 2015/16 - but added the delivery model used will have to work within that constraint.
People worried about the length of time it will take before their area is hooked up to improved connectivity may find satellite broadband is a more suitable option, as the service can be up and running very quickly.