Mobile phone signal and broadband speed in rural areas
20 November 2012 Last updated at 11:32 GMT
The new executive chairman of the Countryside Alliance said he had better mobile phone signal while a soldier in Helmand, Afghanistan, than at home in rural Dorset.
Barney White-Spunner spoke of the work to be done on phone and broadband provision in rural areas.
Adam Fleming reports on issues affecting rural people including the price of milk and petrol, bus services and post offices.