Broadband speed inquiry continues

02 November 2009

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee questions BT and the TalkTalk Group - amongst other broadband providers - as part of its inquiry into broadband speed in the UK. Watch live from 4.15 pm

The witnesses are:

From 4.15pm

  • BT
  • Vtesse
  • TalkTalk Group
  • Avanti

From 5pm

  • Commission for Rural Communities
  • Consumer Focus
  • Intellect
  • IT Support Line Ltd

Topics the Committee is examining include:

  • whether the target for universal access to broadband at a speed of 2Mb/s by 2012 is ambitious enough
  • is the Government right to propose a levy on copper lines to fund next generation access?
  • will the Government's plans for next generation access work?
  • if companies are providing the speed of access which they promise to consumers
  • the extent to which current regulation striks the right balance between ensuring fair competition and encouraging investment in next generation networks

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