Monthly Archives: August 2015

Why Rural Enterprise Zones Matter

EU Digital Commissioner Andrus Ansip wants European governments to close the gap between rural and urban digital economies. To achieve this goal E RADAR’s Will Roebuck calls for the setting up of new Rural Enterprise Zones to meet the challenge of Britain’s Northern Powerhouse strategy head-on in Yorkshire. We can only realise Britain’s Northern Powerhouse aspirations when […]

B4RN Case Study

B4RN FTTH For the Rural North West B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North West) has taken a new approach to the ownership, financial and deployment models used traditionally, and still proposed by, telecommunications companies. These models invariably leave rural areas outside of the scope of economic viability for the telecoms companies, and have helped to […]

Twin Valley Case Study

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Ultra fast broadband for rural farming communities Case studies from the US are demonstrating that rural businesses and communities across the UK too can benefit from ultrafast broadband. Twin Valley in Clay County, Kansas has now joined the Gigabit broadband revolution in order to stay economically competitive in today’s data driven economy. As a result, Twin Valley […]

SPARC Calls For New Rural Enterprise Zone

South Pennines Rural Enterprise Zone to support local digital economy SPARC has written to the Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) asking him to set up a South Pennines Rural Enterprise Zone. The initiative is an important step towards enabling rural businesses, community groups and citizens across the South Pennines region realise the […]

South Yorkshire Credit Union Case Study

Electronic identity The South Yorkshire Credit Union is considered one of the best run credit unions in the UK offering a whole range of banking and financial services to people and organisations. These include loans, saving accounts and credit agreements on white goods, for example fridges and washing machines. The organisation is working with the […]