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Welcome and Opening by Councillor Eric Carter - Cabinet Member for Regeneration - CBN NextGen Roadshow Birmingham - 22 April 2009

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Eric Carter - Birmingham

  1. 1. NGAB Conference 22 April 09 By Councillor Eric Carter Telford & Wrekin Cabinet Member for Regeneration Eric.Carter@telford.gov.uk
  2. 2. Focus of City Region • Key part of communications infrastructure • Quantify public sector demand • Public investment including Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and Housing • Inform business about Next Generation Access Broadband (NGAB) benefits • Focus on skills development
  3. 3. Key Issues for Working Party • Future proof new developments through Planning and Building Regulations • Focus on digital and creative industries • Address the Digital Divide and Digital Inclusion • Map out technical requirements • Investigate funding models
  4. 4. Vision 2026 Our vision and shared community priorities 20 year vision Innovative & Safe, Caring & Learning Modern Strong Inclusive Enterprising Healthy Green Community Community Community Community Community Community Children & Young People Local Economy & Skills Housing & Regeneration Safer & Stronger Communities Healthier Communities & Vulnerable People Sustainable & Quality Environment Transforming Telford & Wrekin
  5. 5. Why is it required? • Few SMEs utilised Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve productivity and economic competitiveness • Widespread lack of awareness of the potential for ICT • Limited business support to understand the potential benefits of ICT for SMEs • Poor access to affordable broadband services
  6. 6. What should our objectives be? • Promote the provision of broadband services when considering new construction developments • Encourage the take-up and use of broadband services by businesses • Retain and grow jobs within the area and stimulate economic regeneration • Ensure we have a skilled workforce in the region
  7. 7. How can we achieve the objectives? • Promote delivery of a programme of supply and demand for business broadband and ICT services – Supply intervention • Widespread provision of business broadband services across the region • Public sector quantified at the local level – Demand stimulation • Government subsidies for connecting to broadband services
  8. 8. How can we achieve the objectives? • Free ICT consultancy for businesses • ICT project grants to implement consultancy advice • Link to existing Business Support provision – Business Link • Encouragement of innovative working environments – Enterprise HQ in Coalport • Marketing of potential business benefits to SMEs and intermediaries

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