Delivering super-fast broadband in the UK - Interactive Executive Summary

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At the start of current generation broadband, people thought that the market may only deploy services to around 60% of UK homes. In the end, it significantly exceeded this. However, some modest public sector intervention was still required to deliver broadband to the current 99% availability.

What role for the public sector in delivering super-fast broadband?


Mike Kiely on 24 September 2008 at 1:59pm

Making the appropriate wifi spectrum available for free will help rural areas.

Sharing of duct where it can be shared would be helpful.

Providing support for interconnection is important. Ensure that NGN operators do not over complicate interconnection. Even creating a means of free interconnection for community based networks would be helpful, and allowing interconnection at the nearest local exchange.

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