Digital Infrastructure Group Meeting Chaired by Lord Inglewood

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Date(s) - 16/10/2018
11:00 - 12:30



Digital Infrastructure Group

Delivering Digital Infrastructure

Parliamentary Chair: Lord Inglewood

Tuesday 16 October 2018

11.00-12.30 ~ Westminster


The DPA’s Digital Infrastructure Group will be holding a meeting in Westminster on Tuesday 16 October from 11.00-12.30.  Please email to register your attendance.

The Group’s last meeting discussed the potential for developing connectivity of the Government’s plans outlined in the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review.  It welcomed the commitments it outlined though noted its long time scale and resolved to scrutinise practical developments in digital infrastructure.

The Group will build on its previous discussion of the merits of a policy approach treating connectivity as a utility and the issues to be addressed. In particular it has suggested that development to supply the connectivity needs of business are not adequately supported by relevant regulations, where problems include limitations in access through Openreach, and first-mover disadvantages in relation to new developments.

It will also review in this context recent developments including the joint statement by Industry, the landowner community, representative bodies and Government to reaffirm commitments to the ECC and the Ofcom Code of Practice; the Ofcom consultation on Implementing the Broadband Universal Service Obligation, and the newly negotiated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and wayleave (access) agreement between the CLA, NFU, and Openreach.

Reports of the Digital Infrastructure Group are available to members and observers at:  Please note: DPA meeting reports and other documents are restricted to DPA Members and Registered Observers only – please email for queries.

This meeting is for DPA members and registered observers only.  If you are interested in becoming a member we would welcome your attendance as a taster, but before any further participation, you would then need to join us.  More details are available at: