Rural Internet at Risk

September 24, 2012 - administrator - Uncategorized

Economic development in rural areas is being put at risk because of failures to provide adequate access to the internet, a business group has warned.

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) says up to a fifth of people in rural areas still do not have adequate broadband services.

It also says the government is unlikely to meet its goal of providing universal coverage by 2015.

But ministers say their broadband programme is firmly on track.

The government’s target by 2015 is to ensure universal broadband coverage, offering speeds of at least 2 megabits per second.

It also plans to create a superfast network for the majority of the population by the same date.

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Information sourced and referenced from BBC news website.

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