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Transform Digital Conference 08-05-2014
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  • 1. Broadband Delivery UK Transform Digital Conference Matt Agar – Commercial Lead, Broadband Delivery UK
  • 2. Department for Culture, Media & Sport Govt financing models • £1.2bn committed through gap-fund arrangement that transfers risk to private sector • But… Government can follow alternative funding models • PF2 contracting (PFI replacement) • UK Guarantees scheme • BIS Shareholder Executive • £10m Market Testing Pilot procurement explicitly sought out alternative funding models to test
  • 3. Department for Culture, Media & Sport Private investors • If there are long-term investors looking for opportunities, what is their risk appetite? • Are there investors willing to take the short-term risk while revenues are still unproven? • How different is fibre from other infrastructure asset classes?
  • 4. Department for Culture, Media & Sport Rural broadband value chain • Leveraged models in rural broadband: not just about being profitable, but also being able to provide a return to investors too • Rightmove: “Slow Broadband speeds could drop house price by 20%” • Uswitch: “Fibre optic broadband – from just £4 – compare deals” • Is there currently enough value at the infrastructure layer? • How can infrastructure operators increase their share?