Establishing world-class connectivity throughout the UK – FISP responds to CMS Select Committee

By | October 2, 2015

“Establishing world-class connectivity throughout the UK”

Responding to the call from the Culture Media & Sport Select Committee, FISP made three fundamental points:

Statistics: It is important that the Committee appreciates that statistics frequently quoted in industry and government press releases selectively favour vested interests and must be applied with caution.

Looking Ahead: Regulatory policy is still backward looking to the time when copper lines were universally deployed.  A new approach, recognising that optical fibre changes everything, is needed.  Unless this is done our present policy-set will lead us ever deeper into a technology cul-de-sac and we will suddenly find ourselves far behind our competitors.

Investment: Public and private investment is an essential element in the creation of world-class connectivity.

The full response is available: FISP response to CMS Select Committee September 2015 (PDF)