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How are new technologies working to connect rural communities across the UK?

By Ortis Deley | Published on 14 June 2019

Working as a Line Resident with Great Northern has enabled me to travel across the network to discover some of the most advanced technologies currently being developed – such as 5G testing with EE and laser machineries at Cambridge University. This time, I’m travelling to Sandy to see how these amazing developments are helping to connect rural communities all over the country.

Take a journey with me as I visit Blue Bear – a research facility that specialises in unmanned systems, such as 5G-enabled drones. Their work is helping farmers to do things such as monitor crop growth and health - a task that up until now, took an extensive amount of time. Watch as I talk to Ian Williams-Wynn, Managing Director, Gavin Goudie, Operations Director and David Walters, Operations Manager about the incredible work they’re doing at Blue Bear.