The NFU is lobbying for fast, affordable and reliable broadband and mobile phone coverage for farmers, growers and their rural communities.
Many people living in the countryside rely on basic broadband speeds, or have no coverage at all. It’s essential that they are able to access super-fast services to run efficient businesses, meet government regulations and to maintain access to rural services.
Defra has published a guide for other government departments to use to make sure that Government policy is 'rural proofed' or at least is tested to see how it would impact differently in rural areas. NFU is one of the rural stakeholders listed