Rural Broadband

The Reality Of The Digital Skills Divide

Tim Bonner | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

More and more of the economic and social life of our country is moving online. Access to high speed broadband is now widely recognised as an essential service alongside water, electricity and gas. It has been a challenge to this, and previous, governments to roll out broadband in the countryside. We therefore welcome the Government commitment, expressed in last week's Autumn statement to invest £1 billion in broadband and mobile technologies.

The Queen's Speech Featured Driverless Cars, Spaceports And Faster Internet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Tech

This year's Queen's Speech was arguably it's most technology focused with a commercial spaceport, driverless cars and faster broadband were all being ...

The Challenge to Connect the Countryside

Ross Murray | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Ross Murray

The CLA is exploring how countryside communities can leap ahead and achieve the ultrafast connections that will genuinely set rural businesses up for the future. Only when Government and industry show that they are looking to that horizon alongside us will they genuinely deserve the credit they crave.

Live In The Countryside? We Have Some Bad News About Your Broadband

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech

People living in rural 'notspots' could now miss out on the government's pledge to give everyone a minimum broadband speed of 10 Mbps by 2020. Ministe...

This Farmer Has Taken Rural Broadband To New Heights

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech

A farmer frustrated with slow broadband speeds has launched his own business supplying superfast Internet to Britain’s most rural locations. Rich...

Nearly 30 Per Cent Of UK Houses Have No Broadband...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

A new report by Ofcom has revealed the alarming statistic that 27 per cent of UK households have no broadband internet connection while 18 per cent ha...

Rural Broadband To Gain From New £10 Million Fund - But Is It Enough?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

People living in the most remote parts of Britain will be lifted from the digital slow lane after a £10 million fund was launched to bring them high-...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Mili Vs Mandy

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 26 September 2013... 1) MILI VS MANDY The backlash against Ed Miliband’s announcement in Brighton, that a ...

Superfast Broadband 'Behind Schedule' Says Highly Critical Report

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech

The government programme to roll out superfast broadband to 90% of the population is running late and lacks strong competition to protect public value...

Fast Broadband Finally Comes To Rural Britain

PA | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech

Britons living in one of the UK's most rural regions have been given access to high-speed 4G services for the first time. Homes and businesses acro...

Rural Broadband Needs More Help To Avoid 'Digital Divide', Say Lords

PA | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Tech

The government's broadband policy has become "preoccupied" with delivering certain speeds to consumers and needs greater focus on access to the intern...

Putting Europe at the Forefront of Digital Development

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech
Baroness Lane Fox

Yesterday I spent the day in Brussels with the newly created Digital Champions from the EU member states. It was fantastic to walk into a room full of champions.

Can Community Shares Save Local Pubs, Shops and Football Clubs?

Kevin Wood | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Tech
Kevin Wood

Ethical finance schemes such as community shares have saved hundreds of local shops, pubs, cafes, transport schemes and broadband projects from closure. They are particularly popular in remote areas such as Cumbria because of the challenges involved in making rural businesses succeed.

Want Faster Broadband? You'll Have To Fight For It

PA | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Politics

The Government has named 10 UK cities eligible to fight it out for a share of £100 million to boost broadband speeds. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hun...