Jump to navigation
Link news

A more coordinated lobbying effort is needed if additional public funding is to be secured for rural broadband services, it has been claimed.

Speaking to ISPreview.co.uk, Annette Burgess, Managing Director of broadband provider eXwavia, noted that more groups, organisations and media outlets are calling on the government to step up efforts to improve broadband provision in the countryside.

She noted that organisations such as the Federation of Small Businesses, farming unions, Country, Land & Business Association and others have mounted "great campaigns" to push for improvements.

"But we must now work much more closely together to ensure the voices of residents and businesses in the countryside are heard and the government understands the strength of feeling for good, fast and reliable broadband," Ms Burgess stated.

She added that "much more needs to be done" to get the required infrastructure in place, and this can only be achieved with everyone working together. 

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Gosia 3 days ago TalkTalk broadband deal offers... That's ridiculous - it was 18 months free, then TalkTalk said it was 12, and after I paid for the whole...
  • Jonathan Leggett 1 week ago BT Infinity fibre broadband... Hi Hacked Off, Definitely not been scammed. Not sure what's happened, though. Do you want to drop me a...
  • Hacked Off 1 week ago BT Infinity fibre broadband... I think I have been scammed.... no one answering the broadband switch telephone.... no link to claiming...

Search news