Only 80% of rural households in the UK have standard broadband availability compared to 98% of urban households, and only 21% of rural households in the UK have superfast broadband availability compared to 86% of urban households.

These statistics, which highlight the lower levels of internet usage, access, and broadband availability in rural areas, confirm rurality as a major contributing factor to digital exclusion.

This suite of resources can help you reach those living in rural communities and help them tackle these barriers to enjoy the benefits that being online can provide.

Our Specialist Rural Network brings together centres working in or for rural communities, and shares best practice, innovative thinking, and further resources.


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