Access to adequate broadband - and indeed the lack of it - remains a big challenge for rural business and communities.
Remote rural areas often face challenges with technological advances as they are grafted on to existing networks.
Broadband is the classic example.
Lack of technological capacity can impact on areas from both an economic and a social viewpoint.
The Rural Services Network aims to ensure rural communities are fully updated on both developments and concerns.
Plug pulled on rural broadband projects in favour of BT
12 November 2013
A rural broadband group planning to offer superfast internet services has been told the project cannot go ahead. (BBC Online)
Government claims economic boost from £1.2bn BT rural broadband subsidy
14 November 2013
A government report claims major economic benefits from investment in rural bruoadband - despite controversy over how all the cash has gone to BT. (Telegraph)
EE launches 4G in rural Cumbria
11 November 2013
UK mobile operator EE has announced the launch of 4G in Cumbria, bringing superfast broadband to over 2000 residents and businesses. (Telegraph)
Pledge to work for extended rural broadband coverage
30 October 2013
West Oxfordshire District Council has pledged to look into ways to secure better high-speed broadband coverage for rural communities. (Oxford Times)
24 October 2013
The first homes and businesses in rural Shropshire to get superfast broadband have been announced. (BBC Online)
16 October 2013
A pilot scheme by Onliincolnshire to bring superfast broadband to 90% of the county by 2016 has launched. (The Lincolnite)
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Calor was set up 75 years ago with the intention of bringing clean, efficient and modern energy to rural Britain. This focus continues today with 75 per cent of Calor's business in the British countryside.
Calor supports efforts to tackle climate change and fuel poverty. As an energy provider, it wants rural communities to have a strong voice in the energy efficiency debate – and the same opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs as exists in urban on-grid areas.
For details about Calor's work with rural communities, click here.
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