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Mobile and Broadband

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

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Food and Farming, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

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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The Countryside Alliance at the party conferences

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Hunting, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance will once again be attending all three of the main national party conferences this autumn. Liberal Democrats: Bournemouth, 19 – 23 September Labour Party: Brighton, 27 – 30 September Conservative Party: Manchester, 4 – 7 October This year’s conferences are the first since the General Election and are particularly important given the…

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The main parties on Digital Communications

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband

    The main parties have now launched their manifestos ahead of the General Election on 7th May. We bring you the main points from each one relating to a key part of our own manifesto – digital communication. Read our own manifesto chapter on digital communications here.  Conservative Provide superfast broadband to 95% of…

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Rural phone mast height subject of “nimbyism”?

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

On Thursday 26th March the Daily Telegraph ran a story headlined “Government rules out taller masts to improve rural mobile coverage.” The article reported “Calls by Britain’s mobile operators for planning restrictions to be relaxed so they can build taller masts that cover wider areas have been rejected by his (Culture Secretary Sajid Javid’s) officials….

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Rural businesses left out of Government’s broadband scheme

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance is disappointed that rural enterprises have been left out of a Government initiative to improve broadband for small businesses, announced today (18 August). Broadband Connection Vouchers will enable businesses in 22 cities across the UK to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to upgrade their broadband connection, the Department of Culture,…

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