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Rural Broadband debate; reaching the last few %

20th June 2014

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For many rural householders and businesses the lack of adequate broadband connectivity remains a real issue, with no sign of it being resolved. As “superfast” broadband is being rolled out across the country, it is mostly those who already had a reasonable DSL service who are now getting superfast fibre, whilst those with nothing or dial-up or very slow DSL, have seen no improvement. It seems as if UK government as well as European policies have prioritised speed over universal access. So, how to reach the last few % of the country with a reasonable broadband service at a reasonable price and is there a greater role for satellite?

This debate looks at government policy and asks a range of experts from the fibre, wireless and satellite industries how best to reach the rural population, looking at both policy and technical issues.


  • Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister
  • Matt Yardley, Analysys Mason
  • Gary Miller, BT
  • Kumar Singarajah, Avanti Communications
  • Matthew Braovac, Vodafone
  • Steve Petrie, Eutelsat


09:00 Registration 09:45 Keynote panelist presentations 10:45 Panel debate 12:00 Close

Reasons to attend

  • Hear from satellite operators who have invested in new satellite technology to deliver high-speed Internet direct to home and businesses in rural locations
  • Learn more about UK and EU policies to deliver universal access to broadband
  • Engage with high profile speakers, specialists and practitioners
  • Participate and discuss the broadband roll out policy

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20th June 2014
Event Category:


Broadway House, Conference venue
London, + Google Map