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THE Government must ‘wake up’, says NFU vice-president Guy Smith, and make superfast broadband and mobile-phone coverage for all farms a priority. The latest NFU survey reveals that 85% of farmers still have an unreliable outdoor mobile signal and just 6% have access to superfast download speeds.
‘The ever-growing digital divide between urban and rural workplaces needs to be bridged,’ adds Mr Smith. ‘Internationally, the UK is trailing behind other countries, putting our farmers at a competitive disadvantage.’