Wireless in Wales
If you were to believe the rural broadband lobby there is a simple answer to closing the digital divide between town and country - fibre.
But the cost of laying fibre-optic cable down every country lane still looks prohibitive. There is though another possible solution - wireless.
I think someone must have told TFL Group that we were going to be reporting from the broadband notspot of Felindre near Swansea. The company turned up at the village hall to demonstrate how they could blanket the area in broadband relatively easily.
They mounted a temporary mast on a hill above Felindre, which picked up a signal from Swansea and beamed it down to a receiver unit at the village hall.
Now they can show the locals the joys of a broadband connection with download speeds of about 15Mbps and remarkably fast uploads of over 4Mbps.
Now this won't satisfy the fibre lobby looking for 100Mbps but it could provide a short-term fix for many places. It's important to remember however that the economics are still a little tricky.
Felindre will need to get some cash from the Welsh Assembly - and show that sufficient numbers of villagers are prepared to sign up for the service - before it can move into the broadband fast lane. Or perhaps middle lane.
Update, 1707: Oh, and by the way, the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has come out with something of a bombshell at that broadband summit today.
Last night his department was still talking of being committed to a minimum 2Mbps broadband service for virtually every community. What it was not saying was that the culture secretary was about to postpone that commitment for three years from 2012 to 2015, on the grounds that Labour had not left enough cash in the coffers to do the job.
Even last month Mr Hunt still thought that this 2Mbps target, set out by the Labour government, was "pitifully unambitious". Now he has decided it is in fact too much of a stretch. So if we can't afford 2 megs for all, don't expect the Treasury to come rushing round with the couple of billion pounds BT thinks might be needed to bring super fast broadband to every corner of Britain.