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Far-flung parts of Scotland and Wales have been promised a major boost in mobile connectivity by 2025, according to a roadmap for the Shared Rural Network that UK government published today. Forecasts released this morning by the Shared Rural Network project claimed that come 2025 - the stated end of the programme (we're not …

  1. ARGO

    700MHz for 5G?

    Should mention that 700MHz can also be used for 4G, and there's a very good chance your current phone already supports it.

  2. Danny 2

    Pi in the Skye

    Devil's Advocate:

    It may seem counter-intuitive but bad internet is a boon for rural communities. It inhibits townies relocating or buying second homes, which prices out and relocates young locals. When I lived on Skye I had to drive 35 miles to a laundromat to use an old coin-fed PC with a slow connection on top of a tumble drier that was often on. I'd have to save twenty emails on disk to cut and paste and that was fine by me because I lived somewhere beautiful. Who'd live in London if you could buy a Skye estate with fibre? The Highland Clearances was a national crime, but so would be the reverse.

    I asked an ecologist why we shouldn't eliminate midges using science since they do no good and just annoy man and beast. "Oh no, midges play a vital role in the Scottish ecosystem. If it wasn't for midges then we'd be overrun with English tourists."

  3. saxicola

    For a moment I thought that Scotland were giving Wales rural development money.

    Maybe the headline should be "Rural Scotland and Wales..."?

    Although the way money is disbursed in the UK, maybe.

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