Poor broadband connections disadvantage rural children

Poor broadband connection in remote areas hinders children’s learning because they cannot do their homework properly, a report has found.

Brian Wilson, Director at Rural England, said that pupils who grow up in rural communities are at a disadvantage compared with their urban residents, as they less are able to access online learning resources and carry out research based projects. A report by the campaign group, titled State of Rural Services 2016, written by Mr Wilson, said that rural communities are suffering due to poor transport
links to vital public services.

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