Sunday, 25 August 2019

Bridging the rural connectivity gap

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 03 May 19

Paul Doe, Regional Director, MLL Telecom, discusses LFFN Rural Connectivity

The latest wave of the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) challenge fund aims to address the issues surrounding improving connectivity in rural regions. Despite best efforts, rural areas throughout the UK today remain poorly connected. Indeed, the Daily Telegraph recently warned that a digital revolution could pass Britain’s rural regions by, and with some rural residents taking matters into their own hands (see the B4RN initiative), it’s clear that a lot of work still needs to be done to bridge the rural/urban divide.  Much is being done today to accelerate innovation in the UK, with government departments making money available for future technology development…

The latest wave of the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) challenge fund aims to address the issues surrounding improving connectivity in rural regions. Despite best efforts, rural areas throughout the UK today remain poorly connected. Indeed, the Daily Telegraph recently warned that a digital revolution could pass Britain’s rural regions by, and with some rural residents taking matters into their own hands (see the B4RN initiative), it’s clear that a lot of work still needs to be done to bridge the rural/urban divide.  Much is being done today to accelerate innovation in the UK, with government departments making money available for future technology development…

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