Many communities are frustrated with the state of their broadband - both the current service and prospects for the future. People often want something positive to campaign for, rather than just shouting in frustration at the BDUK campaign, the town … [Read more...] about Rural broadband blueprint – campaign for better broadband for your community
The early construction phase of HS2 can bring fibre broadband to rural communities along the route. Internet access is vital for modern construction workers – it speeds up work and tackles problems. HS2 runs through areas with terrible rural … [Read more...] about Can first construction phase of HS2 bring superfast #ruralbroadband to hundreds of communities?
Oxfordshire County Council have confirmed today that in Oxfordshire at least there has been no communication between the government's two mega-projects aiming to bring modern connectivity to rural areas. The County Council administers the BDUK … [Read more...] about Any connection between Mobile Infrastructure Project and BDUK broadband schemes?
Big Lottery Fund would welcome applications to support community broadband that meet the outcomes of their Awards for All programme, according to my conversations with BLF HQ staff. Awards for All will be familiar to anyone who does community work. … [Read more...] about Big Lottery is open to applications from communities who need broadband and meet Awards for All criteria #ruralbroadband
Rural superfast broadband is in a mess as the government struggles to work out how to reach the last 10% of the population having spent hundreds of millions of pounds connecting people who were relatively easy to connect. The CMS Select Committee … [Read more...] about Rural broadband draft manifesto
These slides contain some practical tips for alternatives to struggling with a dire rural broadband connection in the UK. They are an extract from a longer talk I gave yesterday to a Tinder Foundation audience of people who work on digital inclusion … [Read more...] about Rural broadband – practical tips if you have a dire connection