Wednesday, 6 October 2010
The Rural Broadband Partnership does what its name says on the tin!
This blog post can be read at 5tth.blogspot.com
RBP was founded by Lloyd Felton, who is Director of County Broadband and is now supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Country Land and Business Assocation and many other regional organisations.
The website offers all communities and parishes who are planning a community broadband network, or who already have one in place, the chance to join with others. The map clearly shows how many communities are getting on with providing high speed broadband, and not all are rural. There are quite a few missing though so if you know of a project, add their details or encourage them to add themselves to the community broadband map.
RBP has presented parishes and communities with the ideal resource for accelerating deployment of next generation access, both to rural and urban areas. As it moves into its next stage of development, with growing support from a wide range of organisations, RBP will be bringing together the information required for any Parish to self-organise to bring NGA to its community. The Final Third First campaign highlights what an enormous issue the potential market failure could prove for this country - both economically and socially.