Digital Infrastructure Group Meeting Chaired by Ed Vaizey MP & Lord Inglewood

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Date(s) - 20/03/2018
14:00 - 15:30

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DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP
DELIVERING DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Parliamentary Chair: Ed Vaizey MP
Parliamentary Co-Chair: Lord Inglewood

Industry Chair: Philip Cooper, Hyperoptic
Industry Chair: Peter Farmer, Gamma

Tuesday 20 March 2018

14.00-15.30 ~ Westminster

 

The DPA’s Digital Infrastructure Group will be holding a round table meeting in Westminster to discuss the Group’s objectives on Tuesday 20 March from 14.00-15.30.

The Group could review previous submissions in the context of ongoing developments and the role of the Barrier Busting Taskforce and the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, and discuss what would best support their aims, enable them to be most effective, and avoid unintended consequences.

Previous group meetings have highlighted barriers to the development of digital infrastructure and their potential solutions, ahead of the setting up of a cross-government Barrier Busting Taskforce to address specific challenges in the deployment of telecoms infrastructure.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport led Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-telecoms-infrastructure-review-call-for-evidence, to be published in Summer 2018, is to identify options available to government to support an attractive and stable environment for investment in full fibre and 5G technologies.

DPA members have made submissions to the Call for Evidence ahead of the Review.

The meeting will continue to define the course the new working group could take and identify participants’ activities, so it is open to members and non-members with an interest in helping inform Parliamentarians of the issues holding the country back, and in what solutions there may be for successful and timely delivery of digital infrastructure.

If you are interested in attending this roundtable discussion, where there will be the opportunity to share your opinions, please register by emailing [email protected]. Please note that there are a limited number of places so registration is compulsory.  Confirmations will be sent to all those with a place in due course.  Non DPA members are invited to attend this meeting, but to continue participating, then need to take up DPA membership.  More details are available at: https://www.dpalliance.org.uk/join-us/.