Public Service Transformation and Demand Stimulation

Leveraging public investment in broadband

A workshop and seminar from CBN Ltd and The Open University, in association with the Centre for Creative Collaboration, University of London


Tuesday 25 June 2013

12.30 Registration and lunch, finish 17.30 followed by drinks and networking

The Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street London WC1X 9NG

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09. April 2013 by Shaun
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Carnegie / CBN Launch Report on NGA Finance

photo 3 CBN and The Carnegie UK trust have launched a new report on financing rural broadband at an event  in Parliament chaired by Rory Stewart MP. The report explores how the government can allocate £300M additional broadband funding, which has been earmarked for rural areas.

* Existing BDUK projects will leave 10% of the UKs population without superfast broadband.
* The last 10% will be the hardest to reach requiring quite tailored technical solutions such as fibre to the home.
* These solutions will also require different forms of financing, potentially with householders investing or paying for the connections.
* The government can allocate funding to these projects through soft loans, earning a return for the taxpayer in the long term. powerful love spells

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It was a lively session with attendees from rural broadband projects, social investment organisations and BDUK. Richard Benyon, the DEFRA Minister was amongst the MPs who attended to better understand some of the issues about financing broadband in the final 10%.

13. March 2013 by Daniel
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OFCOM review of Civils Technology and Adoption

The OFCOM report on Civils technology and adoption published in November paints a depressing picture.  It has a rather downbeat view of the use of alternative technologies and how these can help drive the take up of transformational digital infrastructure.
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Fortunately, the report has drawn these conclusions without really looking at the activity and innovation by alternative network operators.  Suppliers like Corning are delivering some of the solutions at scale in other countries and it would have been good if the authors had produced some case studies.

The Ofcom report can be found here.

06. December 2012 by Daniel
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We’re changing!

At CBN we refreshing our website to reflect the work we’re doing – at last I hear you say!

Please bear with us as we develop the new site and please keep checking back!

26. November 2012 by Admin
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