Building on Conservative Party Leader David Cameron’s commitment to broadband earlier in the week, last Friday Shadow Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt set out the Conservative Party’s views on next generation broadband.
The main commitment in Hunt’s speech was to re-iterate Cameron’s commitment to bring next-generation broadband to the majority of the population within five years, and to provide near-universal coverage as soon as possible after that.
Hunt went on to say that deployment should be market-led, and that the role of the public sector was as a facilitator of investment. In conjunction with their broadband policy, the Conservatives will conduct a review of the creative industries, details of which will be released soon.
The full speech is available here.
Peter Shearman, Policy Manager, BSG