BROADBAND - THE FUTURE
Sunday, 2 December 2007
PUBLIC MEETING - is the Calder Valley going to be left behind again?
Wednesday 5th December 8pm
Chair: Eric Alston
Shaun Fensom, Community Broadband Network and Manchester Digital and Richard Hull, Calder Connect Co-operative (3-C).
The UK Government said this week that significantly faster broadband is crucial to the UK's economic growth, and yet once again the Upper Calder Valley is in danger of being left behind.
Whilst large towns, cities and suburbs will soon benefit from broadband speedsof 50 - 100 Mbps, enabling applications like Internet Television, Video-On-Demand and almost free telephony, rural areas like ours will have to wait many years. But we've been here before, and responded with our our own community broadband co-operative.
A Public Meeting is being held at the Good Shepherd Church Hall, Mytholmroyd, on Wednesday 5th December, 8pm. It's purpose is to set out the current situation and to discuss possible ways forward to ensure that our area does not get left behind in these developments.
Hebweb Campaign for broadband from 2002-2003