A RURAL watchdog has warned that the Government’s recently published report on rural broadband delivery highlights that it will not be able to meet its 2015 roll-out deadline.
Bosses at the Country Land and Businesess association believe the system put in place to ensure communities surrounding Ashbourne currently suffering from slow internet speeds is doomed.
The association’s vice president Ross Murray said: “For more than 10 years, the CLA has been campaigning on the need for comprehensive, affordable and effective broadband throughout the countryside.
“The report by this influential select committee backs our long-held view that the system put in place by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is a failure.”
The fact the Government will not be able to meet its self-imposed deadlines is letting down those who live and work in rural areas where broadband is essential.
The full report can be seen by visiting www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmpubacc/474/47402.htm