Elliot Evans | Staying connected with Fastershire
Elliott spent lockdown supporting the Midlands Air Ambulance with a virtual wheelchair fundraiser covering the distance between Land's End and John o' Groats and training for the St Michael's Hospice Half Marathon. A faster broadband connection helped Eliott keep in touch with his supporters and maintain his mental health and well-being.
Fastershire at Showle Court, a working dairy farm in Herefordshire
Excellent animal husbandry is as essential today as it has always been. But today's modern farm also needs access to up-to-date data and information. George Clay from Showle Court takes us behind the scenes of a modern dairy to show us the difference Fastershire and Air Band's full-fibre
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