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Comment: The need for adequate rural broadband to help older people stay connected


The Daily Telegraph ran a piece today on the need to improve rural broadband to ensure that older people living in remote rural areas can make the most of the technological advances in health care. Our reaction:

Contact the Elderly’s CEO Meryl Davies commented:

“We know that technology has huge potential for helping older people stay connected and healthy. This is particularly true for older people living alone in sparsely populated rural areas, far from the nearest town or village.


If we want to make the most of the incredible technology which is developing to help older people remain connected and independent, we need the necessary infrastructure to be in place. This means ensuring that even the most remote rural homes are covered by high speed broadband, which will enable older people to stay independent, happy and healthy, regardless of where they live.”

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