The CLA has campaigned over the past decade for all rural areas to gain effective and affordable broadband. In that time, the CLA has been instrumental in placing the issue of rural broadband firmly on the political agenda.
To boost the pace of change, the CLA has now published its vision on broadband, setting out a number of recommendations for the Government and the telecommunications industry to take on board. Download the CLA Policy report: Broadband Fit for Rural Growth: CLA Vision for Rural Broadband
Building on Past Success
The CLA is renewing its call for Government to eradicate the digital divide between rural and urban areas in the North after a new survey highlighted the importance of the internet to the country's economy.
CLA President William Worsley said: "The necessary copper upgrade of exchanges to provide access of at least two Megabits per second (Mbps) will give economi
The CLA today (7 September 2012) supported new Culture Secretary Maria Miller's acknowledgement that the regulatory burdens hampering broadband infrastructure should be removed.
The CLA's long-held belief that the Government should not be solely fixated on broadband speed has been vindicated by a report by independent think tank, the Policy Exchange.
Businesses have warned of the risk to the rural economy that can only be fixed by government investment in broadband across the countryside.
The CLA today (19 July) welcomed confirmation from the Welsh Government that major investment for superfast broadband will be completed by 2015.
The CLA has welcomed recognition from the House of Lords that broadband access for all "should be a guiding principle" rather than superfast speeds, as outlined in a report published today (31 July) by the Select Committee on Communications.
Association submitted written evidence to the Committee's inquiry on superfast broadband stating that the Government should provide a Universal Service Oblig
Rural businesses have welcomed the Government’s confirmation that subsidies will be made available to install broadband in the hardest-to-reach rural communities and businesses.
The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has called on Ofcom not to act to separate national broadband network Openreach from BT.
The CLA's long-held belief that the Government should not be solely fixated on broadband speed has been vindicated in a report by independent think tank, the Policy Exchange.
On Friday 22 March leaders of the broadband industry, government, council, rural business owners and local home owners from across the South East attended a Rural Broadband Conference.
The week-long roadshow, sponsored by the CLA, will tour rural communities across England to highlight the difficulties they face in getting online.
The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, has urged Government to put an end to broadband inequality in response to the update released today on the roll-out of superfast broadband.
The CLA today (17 September) said Farming Minister David Heath's comment that rural broadband is slower than a "man with a stick" underestimates the problem.
Kent County Council is working with BT and the Government's broadband agency, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), to bring better broadband to Kent.
IT and social media expert John Popham set up shop to offer advice about how the residents of Beaulieu Road could get online and encouraged them to sign the
The CLA has warned that the Government could miss deadlines to provide superfast broadband of at least 24 megabits per second (mbps) for 90 percent of rural areas and its commitment to deliver 2 mbps to all rural areas by 2015.
Ahead of a Department for Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee evidence session on Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) tomorrow (3 July), the CLA said it was c
The CLA has been campaigning for universal broadband access of at least two megabits per second (Mbps) for a number of years.
The Association launched a "Social Media Surgery" at this week's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, providing practical advice to farmers an
CLA President Harry Cotterell has met with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Maria Miller to discuss the problems of delivering broadband t
An influential Committee of MPs has warned that poor broadband is causing harm to the rural economy and backed CLA calls to prioritise the ‘hardest-to-reach’ areas.
The CLA is renewing its call for improved broadband services in the rural North after it was revealed that three of the six towns and villages with the slowest connections are in the North West and North East.
Farmers and landowners in the North must have access to a reliable broadband connection before plans to push all farm payment applications online are carried out, the CLA has warned.
The Association said news that Virgin Media is ahead of schedule in its rollout of superfast broadband to 13 million UK homes only relates to urban areas tha
The CLA has campaigned over the past decade for all rural areas to gain effective and affordable broadband.
The demonstration by Hughes will take place in Marchwood near Southamptonon Sunday, 30October as part of the CLA's Can't Get Online Week - a week-long roadsh
The CLA has responded to the announcements about compulsory purchase reform and delivery of broadband to rural areas made in today’s Budget speech.
The Association submitted its response to the Committee's inquiry on superfast broadband stressing that not enough is being done to ensure those who live and
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The Association said although the investment is appreciated, rural areas and the remote "final third" may miss out because the funding is making the already-
Official figures from Ofcom show that up to 20 percent of rural areas are still unable to receive an effective and affordable broadband connection while up t