Broadband Britain: on target for 2015?

12 Feb 2013, 14:00 - 16:00

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

Tel: 020 7219 8377

Access to a broadband connection has never been more important to life in the UK. Business is increasingly done online and government is moving towards ‘Digital by Default’ for its interactions with citizens. But problems persist with broadband access in rural areas, while at the same time demand for higher-speed broadband grows

The government’s ambition is for the UK to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015, with universal access to basic broadband, and superfast broadband available at 90% of premises. To this end, the first rural broadband projects enabled by Broadband Delivery UK roll out this year, and Ofcom has begun the long-awaited auction of spectrum to support 4G mobile broadband services.

This seminar, led by experts in broadband technology and policy, will provide a timely review of progress towards the UK’s broadband targets and give Members the chance to ask any questions they have about broadband issues affecting their constituencies.

To attend please email or phone 020 7219 8377.


14.00 Registration and refreshments

14.10 Chair's welcome: Therese Coffey MP

14.15 Presentations

    • Pamela Learmonth, CEO, Broadband Stakeholder Group
    • Matt Yardley, Partner, Analysys Mason
    • Raj Sivalingam, Associate Director - Telecoms and Spectrum, Intellect

15.00 Panel discussion and Q&A

16.00 Close