Build Better Broadband - calls for reform of the Electronic Communications Code

From: techUK
Published: Fri Nov 05 2021

To meet the government's gigabit targets for the UK by 2025, reforms to the Electronic Communications Code are necessary to help the fixed infrastructure sector with broadband rollout acceleration. Identifying a number of key challenges, and potential solutions for government to consider, the Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Broadband and Digital Communication - Selaine Saxby MP - yesterday written to the DCMS Secretary of State, The Rt Hon Nadine Dorries MP with the findings of a recent inquiry.

The APPG launched its #BetterBroadband inquiry in the summer of 2021 to seek how the Electronic Communications Code (the Code') could be practically reformed to make it easier to deploy full-fibre broadband in both urban and rural areas in the UK.

The Chair's letter includes an overview of the need for reform of the Code-highlighting the importance of connectivity for the UK-recent developments as context for the inquiry (2017 reforms of the Code, recent debate and the PSTI Bill), inquiry aims, and the key findings from written and oral evidence received.

Download inquiry document here

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