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Next Generation Access Broadband Research - RE0236

Description
There is a very real risk that two large swathes of the UK population get left behind in the process of the market-led investment in NGA networks that is currently underway.
Firstly, it is well known that the costs of network rollout increase in rural areas, due to a combination of the distances involved and lower demand densities. Secondly, there are deprived urban areas which may be less attractive to telecoms companies due to the lower revenue potential.
Objective
The overarching objective of this project is therefore to identify those areas which are most likely to be left behind, to characterise the nature of the risk, and then to provide real, practical advice to those communities on how best to mitigate that risk. Rather than being an academic exercise this project needs to package the results in a way that can be easily communicated and to provide a range of resources to help communities change their expected predicament.
Project Documents
• Final Report : An Assessment and Practical Guidance on Next Generation Broadband Access (NGA) Risk in the UK   (2689k)
• Other : An Assessment and Practical Guidance on Next Generation Broadband Access (NGA) Risk in the UK - Risk Classifications   (21256k)
• Project Initiation Document : Next Generation Access Broadband Research   (278k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2009

Cost: £130,738
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Analysis Mason
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Fields of Study
Rural Affairs