23 June 2016 | Rural Life | 5432 views

Designing the broadband universal service obligation: call for inputs

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) represents 33,000 members in rural England and Wales.

They are either farmers, landowners or rural businesses but all see the availability of effective, reliable and affordable broadband as essential.

However, the lack of effective and affordable broadband creates a major disadvantage for rural businesses that are seeking to grow and increase productivity.

All of the CLA‟s membership will have an intrinsic interest in the design of a future Broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) and the CLA welcomes this consultation as a means of finally putting in place a structure that will deliver universal coverage at sufficient speeds