Broadband deployment and sharing other utilities infrastructure
Open date: 15 Jul 2010
Closing date: 16 Sep 2010
Discussion paper examining the benefits and problems associated with sharing non-telecommunications utilities infrastructure, as a means of facilitating the deployment of broadband networks.
The Coalition Agreement committed the Government to introducing measures to ensure that the rapid roll out of superfast broadband across the country. The agreement also said that the Government would ensure that BT and other infrastructure providers would allow the use of their assets to deliver such broadband, and seek to introduce superfast broadband in remote areas at the same time as more populated areas.
This discussion paper looks at the benefits and problems associated with sharing other non-telecommunications utilities infrastructure, and invites comments on the issues raised.
This is an informal consultation with key questions listed later on to help stimulate debate and gauge initial thinking on the policy.