NFU Rural Broadband and Mobile phone coverage survey

The NFU, one of our affiliated organisations, is the voice of British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members. Access to Broadband and Mobile Networks in many rural areas and communities is often very slow, and in some cases unavailable. This is very damaging to all rural businesses, especially so to the agricultural sector. Read more…

On 23 August the NFU launched its broadband and mobile phone coverage survey, for members to complete. The resulting information will be presented to Government and the digital industry.

NFU Vice President Guy Smith said “The NFU is calling on the government to make the digital economy universal, so that every farming business can access superfast broadband, at speeds they can afford, with coverage across all of their farms.

“We do not believe that the government is doing enough for farmers and rural communities to get connected. Our members need a plan in place to accelerate the delivery of rural services and lay the foundations for 5G services. … so it is well past time for the government to take action to bring rural areas up to scratch.

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