VodafoneThanks 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 100 communities.

The other 29 communities are….  St. Andrews (Orkney), Isle of Luing (Argyll), Seil & Easdale (Argyll ), Killeter (Castlederg, Co Tyrone), Pomeroy (Co Tyrone), Bryneglwys (Denbignshire), Corris (Gwynedd), Hillington (Norfolk), High Kelling (Norfolk), Throverton (Devon), Upper Sheringham (Norfolk), Bridgerule (Devon), Shobrooke (Devon), Borrowdale (Cumbria), Chesil Bank (Dorset), Coln St Aldwyns (Gloucestershire), Easton (Itchen Valley, Hampshire), Bramdean (Hampshire), Moylegrove (Pembrokeshire), Blackerstone (Berwickshire), Broad Chalk (Wiltshire), Letcombe Regis (Oxfordshire), Childrey (Oxfordshire), Newborough (Staffordshire), Spring Grove (Somerset), Middleton-in-Teesdale (Durham), Blakeney (Norfolk), Caldbeck (Cumbria), and East Garston (Berkshire).