Roger Darlington - Manchester

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Where is NGA happening? Presentation by Roger Darlington from the Communications Consumer Panel following their recently published report. CBN NextGen Roadshows 2009

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Roger Darlington - Manchester

  1. 1. WHERE IS NEXT GEN HAPPENING?<br />Roger Darlington, Member for England,<br />Communications Consumer Panel<br />NextGenRoadshow,<br />Manchester,<br />23 June 2009<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />THE NATIONAL PICTURE <br />Something happening in every nation and every region<br /> Scotland: 4<br /> Wales: 2<br /> N. Ireland: 3<br /> England:<br /> London: 3 East: 3<br /> South-East: 4 North-West: 4<br /> South-West: 4 Yorkshire: 2 <br /> Midlands: 7 North-East: 2<br />Total: almost 40 (and counting)<br />
  3. 3. 2<br />THE LOCAL SCENE <br />Manchester - Oxford Road ‘Living Lab’<br />Salford - MediaCityUK in the Quays<br />Alston - Cybermoor to Fibremoor<br />
  4. 4. 3<br />MANY BUSINESS MODELS<br />Major players - e.g. BT at Ebbsfleet, Muswell Hill & Whitchurch, Virgin Media at Warrington<br />Smaller players - e.g. IFNL in Corby & Hampshire, H20 at Bournemouth & Dundee<br />Regional development authorities - e.g. Digital Region & NYnet in Yorkshire, Advantage West Midlands at Longbridge<br />Local authorities - e.g. Durham, Nottingham, Bristol, Walsall<br />Private developers - e.g. Wembley, Salford Quays, Belfast&apos;s Titanic Quarter<br />Community groups - e.g. CBN projects at Alston Moor, West Whitlawburn, Angus Glens<br />
  5. 5. 4<br />WHY HAVE LOCAL NGA INITIATIVES?<br />It will enable the trialling of different technical options<br />It will enable the testing of different business models<br />It will act as a stimulus to other larger-scale private investments<br />It will over time help to demonstrate the scale and type of consumer demand for faster broadband speeds and the services that use such speeds<br />
  6. 6. 5<br />DIGITAL BRITAIN FINAL REPORT<br />Paragraph 72 on page 67:<br />&quot;Localised and community network developments have a role to play in developing next generation broadband, and where we can we should look to support their capacity, scale and expertise. Work on standardisation and inter-operability between local networks has already commenced. The Government will provide further support through a £150,000 grant to support the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA).&quot;<br />Also: Next Generation Fund - will community groups be eligible?<br />
  7. 7. 6<br />FURTHER INFORMATION<br />Communications Consumer Panel NGA review:<br />http://www.communicationsconsumerpanel.org.uk/Local%20initiatives%20on%20Next%20Generation%20Access%20in%20the%20UK.pdf<br />http://www.communicationsconsumerpanel.org.uk/smartweb/next-generation-networks/next-generation-networks<br />Communications Consumer Panel web site and blog:<br />http://www.communicationsconsumerpanel.org.uk/<br />Roger Darlington:<br />rogerdarlington@dsl.pipex.com<br />

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