The Rural Broadband Con

BY JIM WEBSTER You may be wondering – if you have been following the rural broadband saga we have been experiencing on our Cumbrian farm – what happened when we received a formal quote from Openreach? Well it’s official. We’ve had the formal notification from them. To quote: As discussed the detailed quote provided by Openreach to upgrade your connection under the Universal Service Scheme … Continue reading The Rural Broadband Con

Rural Broadband Crisis

EDITORIAL The UK Government plans to offer more details over its “legal right to broadband” plan. Ministers have pledged to implement a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) that ensures everyone in Britain has a legal right to request minimum speeds of 10Mbps by 2020. The measure, contained in the Digital Economy Bill, is targeted at rural communities where broadband speeds are significantly worse than … Continue reading Rural Broadband Crisis