Mobile and Broadband

CA briefing for Westminster Hall debate on broadband speeds in Northern Ireland

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Mobile and Broadband

A Westminster Hall Debate was secured by Margaret Ritchie MP (SDLP, South Down) on broadband speeds in Northern Ireland and it took place on Wednesday 6 January 2016 (4:00pm- 4:30pm). Below is our briefing, sent to MPs ahead of the debate. High speed broadband is just as essential in rural areas but nowhere near as available as…

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Schoolboy creates poacher app to boost fight against wildlife crime

| About Us, Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Regions, Shooting and Conservation

TEENAGER Aaron Christiansen has created an app for reporting poaching as part of Project Poacher, a new national campaign to combat wildlife crime. The 15-year-old’s app, created in his spare time, makes it easy to use a mobile phone to report to the police suspicious activities that might be linked to poaching. The app can…

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Broadband speeds lag behind in rural areas, Ofcom report shows

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance welcomes Ofcom’s Connected Nations 2015 report released today (1 December) which shows that the reach of broadband, both fixed and mobile, continued to increase across the UK over the past year. But while we welcome the increased connectivity across the UK, it is clear that rural areas are still lagging behind. Coverage…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to deliver broadband to all

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Prime Minister’s recognition that broadband is as essential to UK homes and businesses as gas, electricity and water. Which is why the announcement that the Government will introduce a 10 Mb/s Universal Service Obligation for broadband is good news for those who live and work in the countryside where digital…

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Conservative Broadband Debate

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The lack of reliable high speed broadband is something which many people in rural areas consider to the biggest challenge to their communities. The Government has promised superfast broadband to 90% of UK premises by 2016 but this still leaves approx. 1.3 million homes and businesses without a superfast connection. Our fringe event “Broadband: why…

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Background brief to backbench business debate on broadband

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Mobile and Broadband

COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE BACKGROUND NOTE BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE Backbench Business Debate, House of Commons, Monday 12 October 2015 Superfast broadband roll-out: “That this House notes variations in the effectiveness of roll-out of fixed and mobile superfast broadband in different parts of the UK; and calls on the Government to host a not-spot summit to consider ways…

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Countryside Alliance Autumn 2015 magazine

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Food and Farming, Foundation, Game to Eat, Hunting, Membership, Membership News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Autumn magazine is now online. The Editor’s note introducing the issue reads: There is plenty of good news to report this issue. As Tim Bonner takes over as Chief Executive (p16) The Countryside Alliance Foundation assumes the running of the wonderful Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the fly fishing programme for…

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Environment Secretary speaks at CA conference event

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The Countryside Alliance welcomed Liz Truss, Secretary of State for DEFRA, to our reception at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Sunday 4th October 2015. The Secretary of State spoke warm words about the countryside and reiterated her and the Government’s support for the work of the Countryside Alliance. The reception was well attended with…

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