DCMS publishes Terms of Reference for Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy to 2025

DCMS publishes Terms of Reference for Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy to 2025

DCMS has today published the Terms of Reference of the Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy, as was announced in the Connectivity, Content and Consumers policy paper last July. This strategy will play an important role in ensuring that the UK has the right infrastructure in place to meet the needs of users in 2025-30 and ensure that the UK remains a leading digital nation.

The Terms of Reference cite BSG’s work on future domestic bandwidth requirements in the document, and the BSG will continue to work closely with DCMS on this area, as part of our 2014 work programme. DCMS has said it is keen to gather views on future demand for connectivity, the drivers for that demand, how this demand can be met and who needs to do what to ensure our infrastructure is capable of meeting user demand over the next 10-15 years.

The strategy will be divided into 6 work streams:

  1. Summary of UK’s current position
  2. High level view of the potential future demand and usage, including international comparisons
  3. Taking advantage of the growth potential of the sector
  4. Facilitating and encouraging private sector investment
  5. The regulatory environment
  6. The role of Government, including policy interventions, security and resilience

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