We’ve written about rural broadband in America, but other countries also have problems with limited and slow access outside of cities. The Rural Blog reports on a recent test/stunt performed in the UK:

To demonstrate of the speed of rural broadband in the United Kingdom, pigeons carrying tiny computer flash drives were released from a Yorkshire farm at the same time that a five-minute video upload was begun from the farm, reports the BBC. A little more than hour later, the pigeons had reached their destination in Skegness, about 75 miles away, while only 24 percent of the 300-megabyte file had uploaded.