Mobile and Broadband


Explaining 4G rollout

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

A lack of mobile signal and broadband in the countryside continues to be one of the biggest headaches for households and businesses alike. In a digital age, the need for mobile and broadband networks is just as important as the need for gas, electricity and water. We need to access more services online, including Government…

Continue Reading




53% think broadband rollout is “poor”

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The National Audit Office today (5 July) released its report “The rural broadband programme”. The report is highly critical of the Department for Culture Media and Sport and its handling of the process to roll out broadband to rural areas. In polling carried out by ComRes on behalf of the Countryside Alliance last month, it…

Continue Reading

Innovation fund to boost rural broadband solutions

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The Countryside Alliance welcomes a £10m project outlined by the Government today (15 January) that will fund innovative ways to improve broadband speeds in remote rural areas. The “competitive fund”, which was first announced in the chancellor’s Autumn statement last December, will open in early 2014 and be used to test broadband solutions aimed specifically…

Continue Reading

We need competitive 4G rollout

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

Today Ofcom has announced that Everything Everywhere (Orange and T Mobile) can start using part of their mobile network to deliver 4G services from September. 4G will revolutionise how we access the internet and if we can ensure rural areas area well catered for, it will give rural broadband users a real alternative to fixed…

Continue Reading


Superfast broadband boost for the countryside is announced

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

The extra £250m, announced today by the Government, for superfast broadband to help business start-up and job creation in hard-to-reach areas, is a very welcome boost to rural communities, says Countryside Alliance executive chairman Barney White-Spunner. “Superfast broadband provision in the countryside lags significantly behind that in urban areas,” says Sir Barney. “The Government’s efforts…

Continue Reading

2015 General Election Manifesto

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Ahead of the May 2015 General Election the Countryside Alliance has launched its manifesto which it will use as a tool to communicate with all parties and candidates to put the countryside’s case. The manifesto is presented under five headings: digital communications; food & farming; rural communities; rural services and wildlife management. Under each heading…

Continue Reading

Latest Tweet: