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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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National Parks agree mobile signal deal

| Campaigns, Mobile and Broadband

On Monday 14th July 2014 the North Devon Journal reported: “Remote parts of North Devon could soon see a boost in mobile phone signals after a deal was signed to boost signal strength without impacting the landscape. The landmark agreement between National Parks England and the Mobile Operators Association will see them join forces to…

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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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