Broadband: May 2013
Welcome to the Rural Vulnerability Service - a new initiative from the Rural Services Network in association with Calor.
The vulnerability service aims to disseminate information about three key rural issues: fuel poverty, broadband and rural transport.
This email newsletter focuses on broadband.
Access to adequate broadband - and indeed the lack of it - remains a big challenge for rural business and communities.
Remote rural areas often face challenges with technological advances as they are grafted onto existing networks. Broadband is the classic example.
Lack of technological capacity can impact on areas from both an economic and a social viewpoint.
The Rural Services Network aims to ensure rural communities are fully updated on both developments and concerns.
Minister: Broadband will transform rural areas
28 May 2013
Nothing will have a more spectacular effect on the rural economy than the roll-out of super-fast broadband, says Defra minister Richard Benyon. (Western Daily Press)
High-speed broadband to be rolled out in Cheshire
1 May 2013
HIGH speed fibre broadband will be rolled out to 96% of Cheshire homes and businesses after a £28.5m project is signed between the county’s four councils and BT. (Knutsford Guardian)
Broadband makes rural life upwardly mobile
1 May 2013
High-speed mobile broadband is helping small firms and businesses to prosper in one of the UK’s most remote rural areas. (Daily Express)
Hopes for faster broadband in rural Norfolk
14 May 2013
Rural residents waiting for faster rural broadband in Norfolk are being offered an alternative that could get them online within a month. (EDP24)
Quick broadband take-up in Yorkshire village
29 May 2013
A North Yorkshire village has taken super-fast fibre based broadband right to the heart of the community. (Harrogate News)