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CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
CRC Conference, Summer 2009
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CRC Conference, Summer 2009

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At the annual Commission for Rural Communities conference in Birmingham, UK, I presented on the state of broadband in rural areas based on the work done for their "Mind the Gap" report.

At the annual Commission for Rural Communities conference in Birmingham, UK, I presented on the state of broadband in rural areas based on the work done for their "Mind the Gap" report.

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    • 1.
    • 2. Mind the Gap
      CRC’s input into the Digital Britain process
      The first empirical national study of broadband in rural areas
    • 3. 99.6%*
      * Just means a small number of BT exchanges aren’t equipped with ADSL
    • 4. 5 – 20%?
      Urban or rural?
    • 5. Why does nobody know?
      Much of the information is “commercially sensitive”
      Even if central bodies have the data, they can only share derived information
      No-one has ever asked for an independent national view
    • 6.
    • 7. England is a very odd place
      We only live in two places. . .
    • 8. Urban heartlands
    • 9. Rural idylls
    • 10. A very odd place
      Hypothesis:
      “60% of the English population might get superfast broadband from commercial operators”
      And this is where they live!
    • 11. A very odd place
      Hypothesis:
      “60% of the English population might get superfast broadband from commercial operators”
      Fixing the Copper?
      The mean distances are too great
      FttC?
      There aren’t always cabinets
      Wireless?
      In some places but trees and valleys pose problems
      Fibre is likely to be the only long term solution
    • 12. A very odd place
    • 13. League table of the disconnected
      Rural Communities
      Farming and Forestry
      Urban Commuter
      Mature Urban Households
      Struggling Urban Families
      21%
      of rural homes are likely to receive less than 2Mbps
    • 14. And what’s missing?
      Line length is only one source of broadband problems
      Quality of copper and line-sharing are others
      Line sharing is a result of economically vibrant rural areas
      Further work is underway to map these issues – watch this space!
    • 15. A very odd place
    • 16. Superfast broadband?
    • 17. So why 50p?
      Most ISP’s only resell BT Wholsale’s offerings
      Marginal investment
      Little scope for technical innovation
      Those that do invest, do in the same places
      Typically along with Virgin and WiMAX operators
      Expectations of market share must be small
      Everyone only competes on price
      Ever eroding margins
      Ever shrinking funds to invest in the future
      If the market won’t change, how is the UK compete?
    • 18. So why 50p?
      50p generates a fund of £900m by 2016
      Could a partial business case generate the same?
      Could community investment mean a further slice?
      Investments from those that are able as they do for wind farms?
      Contracted trigger campaigns as security
      And commercial finance has a role
      Can we combine to create a solution?
    • 19. Rural v Urban
      Digital Britain creates new tools for rural areas
      But we still don’t have sufficient detail to plan the whole solution - YET
      Its up to us to make sure it delivers NGA and not another sticking plaster
      Lots of first generation choice
      Evidence of sweating the last ounce of value from legacy networks
      About half of BT’s ducts have enough space for three 25mm cables*
      Enough to supply 17,000 homes in each duct
      A new divide?
      * Source: Analysys Mason for Ofcom
    • 20. Summary
      The telecoms industry has a polarised view of England
      Rural areas in England
      Have not been targets for commercial investment in the past
      And are not targets for future investment
      42% of rural homes fall below 2 Mbps
      But we need more analysis
      The answer is fibre – we just need to find the way to do it
      Digital Britain provides some additional tools for rural areas but isn’t going to solve everything alone
      And may have tilted the next generation problem towards urban areas
      Getting to the future will be a team effort
    • 21. Questions?
      Thank you!
      Adrian Wooster
      a.wooster@broadband.coop

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