Mobile and Broadband

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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The Countryside Alliance at the party conferences

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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

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    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”?

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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 Open Sure Signal communities revealed

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Thanks to everyone who registered to take part in the Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal initiative. Vodafone has announced the first 30 locations to benefit from its initiative. Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire has been named as the “first” village to receive the upgrade but locations range from Shetland to Snowdonia and Vodafone eventually plans to connect…

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Diagnose your broadband problem

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The Countryside Alliance has teamed up with the technology company Actual Experience and its BbFix Project, which aims to improve the experience of using the internet for consumers all over the world. Supporters are asked to download the BbFix software which will identify problems with broadband and diagnose the cause of that problem, whether it’s…

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