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Minister Announces Next-Gen Broadband Summit

Posted: 19th Sep, 2007 By: MarkJ
Following on from yesterday’s news (here); the government's minister for competitiveness, Rt Hon Stephen Timms, has outline plans for a summit to discuss next-generation broadband services and funding:

"When I became e-commerce Minister five years ago, the UK was neck and neck with Croatia on broadband availability and use.

Together, thanks in no small measure to the work of the Broadband Stakeholder Group, we fixed that problem and put Britain in a leading position. However, today we face a new challenge. Other countries are starting to invest in new, fibre based infrastructure, delivering considerably higher bandwidth than is available in the UK today.

As Minister for Competitiveness, I see it as one of my highest personal priorities that we have a high performance telecommunications infrastructure in every part of the country, enabling us to compete successfully on a global basis. That is why I have decided to chair a high level summit later this year to consider the circumstances that might trigger public sector intervention, the form that intervention might take and at what level it might sensibly take place. I want it to be an open exchange, to bring together key people from Government, from Ofcom and from industry.

It is essential that the UK undertakes timely deployment of technology – we can’t lag behind. I would like to thank the Broadband Stakeholder Group for their continued support and involvement in this important work.
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Over 200 people from industry, government, parliament and think tanks are expected to attend the launch of the BSG’s work programme.

The BSG's Richard Allan has also gone on record as saying that the UK should seek to have 40% of its population connected with a fibre connection capable of delivering up to 100Mbps, preferably by 2012. Good luck with that one.
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