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CLA Seeks to Identify Remaining UK Broadband Blackspots

Posted: 13th Jan, 2009 By: MarkJ
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has announced that it is working with BT to identify the last remaining pockets of broadband unavailability in the country. It will then attempt to gauge demand and try to find short-term solutions (why not long term too?):

Dr Charles Trotman, CLA Head of Rural Business Development, said: "According to BT, ADSL broadband services now reach 99% of all homes and businesses in the UK, yet the CLA still receives inquiries from members frustrated they cannot take advantage of these services because they live in remote rural areas.

We are, therefore, asking anyone who would like broadband and believes they cannot obtain the standard ADSL service to contact us. We will need to know your address, the telephone number on which you wish to connect and, if possible, the main reason you want broadband. Once armed with this information, the CLA will do everything in its power to find a solution with BT.
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Dr Trotman noted that the CLA could only effectively tackle unavailability of affordable broadband in rural areas if it knows the extent of the problem and where the issues lie.

Readers that fall into this gap are encouraged to visit the CLA's website, as linked above. Sadly the CLA has not yet setup a specific page for their appeal and we recommend using their general contact page details instead.
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