Rural Broadband

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


This page answers some frequently-asked questions for members whose land is affected by wayleaves or easements owned or proposed by public utility companies.

The word wayleave is used in this page to describe an annually renewed right of use by apparatus over or under someone else’s land for which payment is made. For example, electricity companies may put pylons on your land and give you rent.