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Farmers left behind by poor connectivity

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has published the results of a recent survey that highlighted the extent of poor mobile and broadband coverage in remote areas, according to the websites Techradar and ISPreview.

93 per cent of farmers consider a reliable mobile signal to be important for business, but only 19 per cent said they had access to one indoors. Just 16 per cent of farmers have access to superfast broadband, a four per cent increase from 2015.

NFU vice president Steve Robbins called on Environment Secretary Michael Gove to remember his pledge of £200 million of funding for rural connectivity to ensure that farmers can access the same levels of connectivity as the rest of the country.

Full articles:

→ Techradar - Farmers say poor rural connectivity is leaving them behind

→ ISPreview - Farmers Bemoan Poor UK Rural Mobile and Broadband Connectivity

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