The CLA today (7 September 2012) supported new Culture Secretary Maria Miller's acknowledgement that the regulatory burdens hampering broadband infrastructure should be removed.
CLA President Harry Cotterell said: "We have frequently said it is vital the Government's twin objectives - a universal service provision of at least two megabits per second and a superfast network where it is possible - are put in place by 2015. The measures announced today could go some way towards achieving this.
"We will be looking at the detail of the Government's announcement and future policy to ensure any proposed changes do not have an adverse impact on land managers. This is particularly the case in respect of the installation of broadband infrastructure on our members' land."