RSN gives evidence on Rural Broadband to EFRA

Graham Biggs was part of a panel of rural experts that gave evidence recently to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee who are currently exploring rural broadband and mobile coverage, the urban-rural divide, and future infrastructure challenges as the UK embraces full-fibre and 5G

Along with Jeremy Leggett of ACRE and Mark Bridgeman of CLA, Graham answered questions and provided evidence to the panel led by Neil Parish MP.

Graham talked about the importance of broadband and connectivity to the rural economy and explained that while connectivity is supposed to enable you to be close to your customers from wherever you are, the lack of technology in rural areas can put you at a business disadvantage. That disadvantage for the rural economy is a disadvantage for the national economy and should be resolved!

The issues raised in the evidence session by the witnesses supports our call for a Rural Strategy, RSN wants the Government to develop a Strategy for Rural Areas which is long term, funded and recognises the contribution rural areas make and have the potential to make, to the wellbeing and prosperity of the nation as a whole.

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