The National Rural Conference 2024

The Rural Services Network (RSN) is thrilled to announce the National Rural Conference 2024, taking place from 16th to 19th September. This virtual event, accessible via Zoom, is the premier gathering for senior officers, members, policymakers, and rural service professionals.
Further information and booking details can be found here

Three UK calls for policy reform to speed up rural connectivity

New research from CCS Insight and Three UK shows that those in rural areas could get gigabit broadband faster for half the cost of fixed line technology, if the government backs fixed wireless access (FWA) via 5G

The report, 5G Fixed Wireless Can Help the UK Bridge its Digital Divide and Achieve Gigabit Aspirations, examines government’s plans to get gigabit connectivity to 85% of UK premises by 2025, arguing that using 5G to provide fixed wireless access (FWA) is the most pragmatic approach to connect rural areas.

Three UK and CCS Insight calculated that FWA could be installed for half the cost of full fibre and provide comparable connectivity, but policy reform is needed to allow this.

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Mobile Europe - Three UK calls for policy reform to speed up rural connectivity

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