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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launches an inquiry into Rural broadband and digital only services.
Broadband, mobile infrastructure and access to digital services remain a central issue for rural communities.
The EFRA Committee intends to hold a short inquiry, following up on its 2014-15 inquiry into rural broadband and digital-only services, to examine the government’s current proposals and delivery of digital connectivity to rural areas.
Evidence given by Jeremy Leggett, Rural Policy Advisor, Action with Communities in Rural England, Graham Briggs, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Services Network, and Mark Bridgeman, Deputy President, Country Land Business Association; Kim Mears, Managing Director for Strategic Infrastructure Development, Openreach, Malcolm Corbett, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Networks Cooperative Association, and Hamish MacLeod, Director, Mobile UK (at 10.30am).
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee hears from rural interest groups and commercial service providers