Residents of Tiny South Atlantic Island Want Internet Cable

British colony St Helena, home to 4,200 people, would need £10m to complete the project


Residents on the remote South Atlantic territory of St Helena have renewed their plea for the UK to back plans to bring broadband to the island.

The British colony needs around £10m to connect to a new submarine cable.

The island's 4,200 residents currently rely on a slow satellite connection, which campaigners say is stunting the island's growth.

The Foreign Office has said a "full economic assessment" was needed before any new link could be funded.