Man who built his own broadband

A man who built his own broadband after being slapped a hefty bill has received $2.6 million from the US government.

Jared Mauch created his own fibre broadband, after being hit with a $50,000  bill to extend web access to his home.

Mauch was sick of having slow internet speeds of 1.5 Mbps at such whopping rates.

So, he began building the ISP (Internet Service Provider) on his land around five years ago.

He said that he "had to start a telephone company to get [high-speed] Internet" at his house

after the main American broadband companies did not extend their fast networks to his area.

Mauch asked the Internet giant Comcast to extend their network to him but they quoted him a whopping amount of $50,000

He said Why would I pay them to expand their network if I get nothing back out of it," he was quoted as saying by Daily Star.