ITSPA calls for action over broadband challenges

Responding to the DCMS Committee’s publication of its report ‘Broadband and the road to 5G’, ISPA Chair Andrew Glover issued a cautionary note.

“The Committee is right to point out that even getting to 85% by 2025 remains a challenging target and that urgent action is needed to tackle the barriers that still stand in the way of the accelerated build-rates that Government envisages," he stated.

“This includes comprehensive wayleave reform, short and long-term access to talent, clarity about businesses rates and clarity about how and when Government intends to make available 75% of public funding that as of now remains un-allocated.

“Without action to address these challenges, even the 85% target might be more fantasy than reality.”

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