George Hall NextGen 09

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George Hall from Erisa discusses the Digital Credit Crunch at NextGen 09 in Leeds on 16 and 17 November 2009

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George Hall NextGen 09

  1. 1. Digital Credit Crunch<br />George Hall<br />European Broadband Portal<br />Next Gen 09, Leeds<br />
  2. 2. Issues<br /><ul><li>No “silver bullet” – make your own template to suit your particular circumstances but don’t be afraid to learn from good practice
  3. 3. Understand the State Aid rules
  4. 4. Technology agnostic – but Interoperability is the key
  5. 5. Business models vary and are often influenced by history and political culture eg distrust of the private sector or fear of centralised control</li></li></ul><li>Sources of Funding/Leverage<br />Public funds – EU, National, Regional<br />European Investment Bank<br />Private Sector investment in networks <br />Infrastructure investment eg transport, power generation (wind farms etc)<br />Take a holistic view<br />
  6. 6. Sources of European Good Practice<br />www.broadband-europe.eu<br />www.erisa.be<br />ghall7@btinternet.com<br />

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