Mobile and Broadband

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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‘Digital apartheid’ still evident in broadband services in the countryside

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance welcomes the latest report from Ofcom on UK fixed-line broadband performance, which was released today this week. The report contains good news for urban and suburban users, showing average broadband speeds increased by 3.1Mbit/s in the six months to November 2013. However the UK picture is uneven, Ofcom reports, with households in…

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Rural Open Sure Signal communities revealed

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

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

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

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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