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Rural broadband heroes! Airband is a finalist in Connected Britain Awards and director Red Peel to join expert rural broadband panel…

Submitted by on May 17, 2019 – 7:00 am |

senior team med resLast month Airband was announced as a finalist in the Connected Britain Awards and Airband director Redmond Peel is now set to join a panel of rural broadband experts at the Connected Britain Awards conference.

The finalists for the Connected Britain Awards 2019 were announced in April, and Airband has been shortlisted for the Final Mile award in recognition of its work bringing superfast broadband to some of the UK’s most digitally challenged areas.

Launched in 2018, the Connected Britain Awards are dedicated to recognising the successes of organisations involved in connectivity, and winners will be announced on June 18 – the first evening of the two-day Connected Britain Conference at London’s Business Design Centre.

At the conference, Airband founder and director, Redmond Peel, will be joining a panel of experts including Sara Budge, programme director for Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband to address the issue of rural connectivity – discussing the role of alternative access technologies and different business models that are helping to bring better connectivity to Britain’s hardest-to-reach areas.

Commenting on Airband’s award nomination and the Connected Britain event, Redmond Peel said:

The telecoms industry is evolving so rapidly and bringing connectivity to rural areas can increasingly be fast-tracked and improved by using a blend of technologies – so I’m really looking forward to being part of the panel discussing rural broadband as it’s something I feel very passionate about.

“Airband now provide both fibre and wireless broadband, and we have more than a decade’s experience focusing on rural and hard-to-reach connectivity, and we see the Connected Britain Awards as a fantastic opportunity to engage with other businesses and organisations who are passionate about connectivity.

“And naturally we’re also thrilled that our hard work and passion for bringing connectivity to the people who need it most has resulted in this nomination for the Final Mile award.”

To find out more about Airband’s work across rural and hard-to-reach areas and demand-led community projects, visit

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