Broadband

Lack of rural connectivity holding UK farming back – NFU

Lack of rural connectivity holding UK farming back – NFU

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has said that the lack of rural connectivity is holding UK farming back. This is...

May 10, 2022

Broadband rollout trial to target hard-to-reach homes through UK’s water pipes

Broadband rollout trial to target hard-to-reach homes through UK’s water pipes

Fibre broadband cables could be fed through the country’s water pipes as part of the government’s plan to speed up...

August 13, 2021

Farmers encouraged to apply for rural broadband voucher scheme

Farmers encouraged to apply for rural broadband voucher scheme

Rural estates and farms needing to improve their broadband connectivity have another opportunity to apply for grant funding through the...

April 1, 2021

Farmers say poor rural connectivity is leaving them behind

Farmers say poor rural connectivity is leaving them behind

More than four in 10 farmers still don’t have adequate fast and reliable broadband in order to run a modern-day...

February 9, 2021

NFU Scotland launches broadband connectivity survey

NFU Scotland launches broadband connectivity survey

NFU Scotland is asking its members to fill out its inaugural connectivity survey, to help lobby for improved mobile and...

November 20, 2020

Broadband funding welcomed, but it must reach UK’s most rural communities

Broadband funding welcomed, but it must reach UK’s most rural communities

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has welcomed plans to bring full-fibre broadband to an additional three million homes and businesses...

August 10, 2020

Majority of British farmers lack reliable mobile signal

Majority of British farmers lack reliable mobile signal

The vast majority of farmers in England and Wales do not have a reliable mobile phone signal, with broadband speeds...

July 20, 2017

Northern Ireland to see £1m spent on rural broadband

Northern Ireland to see £1m spent on rural broadband

All rural broadband dwellers should have access to good broadband, the North’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has said. The Minister...

June 3, 2015

Improving broadband coverage in rural areas ‘crucial’ – Hogan

Improving broadband coverage in rural areas ‘crucial’ – Hogan

The European Commission recently outlined its plans for the EU Digital Single Market (DSM). One of the aims of the...

May 9, 2015

See how broadband will be brought to you by 2016

See how broadband will be brought to you by 2016

County maps have been published online today that identify the homes, businesses and schools where commercial providers will deliver high-speed...

November 24, 2014

Lack of rural broadband to cause ‘digital divide’

Lack of rural broadband to cause ‘digital divide’

The lack of a rural broadband strategy could cause a two-tier digital divide developing, according to a new report from Social...

September 1, 2014

Rural broadband prices look set to rise

Rural broadband prices look set to rise

Rural broadband users could see their bills increase as the Commission for Communications Regulation (Comreg) has found that urban broadband...

July 15, 2014