Posts Tagged ‘broadband’

Rural broadband – why does it matter?

posted by CRC | 1 February 2011 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | from the category: News

The CRC has produced a short note explaining the importance of broadband to rural communities and the benefits it brings to businesses, public service delivery and community cohesion.

read full post »

Conference on next generation broadband

posted by CRC | 21 October 2010 at 10:51 am | Comments Off | from the category: News

An important conference on next generation broadband, including the needs of rural communities, is taking place at the ICC in Birmingham on 22 and 23 November 2010.

read full post »

Government announcement on rural broadband

posted by CRC | 9 June 2010 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | from the category: News

We are very pleased that yesterday’s government announcement confirms the intention to bring superfast broadband to rural areas.

read full post »

Digital Britain: Government seeks views on proposals for Next Generation Fund

posted by Owen Thomas | 7 January 2010 at 6:20 am | 1 comment | from the category: News

As part of the Digital Britain agenda, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills has launched a consultation on how the funds raised by the proposed landline duty should be allocated.

read full post »

Green fields, digital divides: Green Futures article

posted by CRC | 21 July 2009 at 11:47 am | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

This article in the latest Green Futures magazine looks at how digital exclusion is damaging rural Britain’s prospects, and how poor broadband hinders rural businesses and communities.

read full post »

Press Release – ‘Call on Govt to lead way to bridge gap on Next Generation Access in rural England’

posted by CRC | 22 June 2009 at 4:40 am | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

Press release to accompany the launch of ‘Mind the Gap: Digital England – a rural perspective’.

read full post »

Digital Britain: A next generation of digital opportunity for rural communities?

posted by CRC | 17 June 2009 at 9:49 am | Comments Off | from the category: Broadband and Digital Inclusion, News

We recognise how important broadband is for people living and working in rural communities and are keen to ensure rural areas are not excluded from the economic, social and cultural opportunities provided by broadband connectivity.

read full post »

Digital Inclusion

posted by CRC | 28 May 2009 at 5:08 am | Comments Off | from the category: Our work

As part of our work on digital inclusion we were tasked with providing a rural perspective to the government’s Digital Britain report. Our report ‘Mind the Gap: Digital England – a rural perspective’ raised the rural issues surrounding digital inclusion and highlighted recommendations for Lord Carter’s final Digital Britain report…

read full post »

Rural Advocate Visit to Alston Moor: Summary of the Visit on Broadband Provision in Rural Areas

posted by CRC | 19 February 2009 at 11:32 am | Comments Off | from the category: News

Summary of the visit by Stuart Burgess, our chair and the Government’s Rural Advocate, to Alston Moor in Cumbria.

read full post »

Welcoming the interim Digital Britain report

posted by CRC | 29 January 2009 at 4:38 am | Comments Off | from the category: Broadband and Digital Inclusion, News

We welcome today’s publication of ‘Digital Britain: The Interim Report’. Access to higher-speed broadband remains an issue for rural areas.

read full post »

Rural Advocate visits superfast community broadband network

posted by CRC | 27 January 2009 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | from the category: News

Stuart Burgess, our chair and the Government’s Rural Advocate, is visiting Alston in Cumbria to see how one rural community is building its own superfast broadband network – Alston Fibremoor. As the Government’s plans for future superfast broadband take shape, rural communities are again facing the risk of being on the wrong side of the digital divide .Read the full press release

read full post »

Our Response to CLG’s ‘Delivering Digital Inclusion: An Action Plan for Consultation’

posted by CRC | 26 January 2009 at 2:25 am | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

This is our response to CLG’s ‘Delivering Digital Inclusion: An Action Plan for Consultation’.

read full post »

Press Release – ‘Rural Advocate visits superfast community broadband network in remote countryside’

posted by CRC | 19 January 2009 at 4:14 am | Comments Off | from the category: News

Press release to accompany the visit to Cumbria by Stuart Burgess, our chair and the Government’s Rural Advocate, to to look at issues and solutions surrounding provision of access to broadband in rural areas.

read full post »

Rural Advocate Visit to Cumbria: Broadband in rural areas

posted by CRC | 8 January 2009 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | from the category: News

Stuart Burgess, our chair and the Government’s Rural Advocate, is visiting Cumbria to look at issues and solutions surrounding provision of access to broadband in rural areas.

read full post »

Ofcom’s new research to highlight actual broadband speeds

posted by CRC | 5 June 2008 at 9:01 am | 1 comment | from the category: Broadband and Digital Inclusion, News

Following the recent BBC report on broadband speeds in the UK, Ofcom has announced that it has launched a programme of independent research to identify the actual speed of broadband around the country.

read full post »

BBC survey shows rural broadband is slower than towns

posted by CRC | 3 June 2008 at 9:17 am | Comments Off | from the category: Broadband and Digital Inclusion, News

Today’s BBC report on broadband speeds in the UK shows there is still a gap between the connection speeds available in urban areas and those available to many rural communities.

read full post »

Broadband take-up in Rural Areas

posted by CRC | 23 May 2008 at 9:59 am | Comments Off | from the category: Broadband and Digital Inclusion, News

Yesterday’s news from Ofcom that rural areas have higher takeup of broadband than urban areas is welcome. But although take-up is higher, there is still a gap between the connection speeds available in urban areas and those available to many rural communities.

read full post »

CA 154 – Connecting the Countryside

posted by CRC | 9 October 2007 at 2:09 am | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

This Countryside Agency publication evaluates Capital Modernisation Funded UK online centres in rural areas.

read full post »

CRN 51 – Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Rural Inclusion

posted by CRC | 4 October 2007 at 11:46 am | Comments Off | from the category: Documents

This Countryside Agency research note focuses on the potential of ICT to contribute to the reduction of social exclusion in rural areas.

read full post »

Changing Media & Digital Divides

posted by CRC | 28 March 2007 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | from the category: News

Last week’s Changing Media summit, organised by MediaGuardian, highlighted how the ways we access media content and information are being affected by new technologies and access to higher speed broadband.

read full post »

Page 1 of 212