CW Talk: Full fibre to every home by 2025: A bold vision or a failure to grasp reality?

This debate will get beyond the polite political rhetoric to ask whether this vision is helpful or hopelessly flawed.

Dates Monday, November 25, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 16:30 to 19:30
Venue Central Working Victoria, 25 Ecclestone Place, London, SW1W 9NF
Contact Name Sophie Aldwinckle
Website Event website

Event details:

The UK has less than 10% fibre penetration. Politicians have aspired to much better and industry has responded with many new "altnets" emerging and with existing players such as OpenReach and Virgin increasing their rate of deployment. But at current rates, 100% penetration by 2035 might be more realistic, and that is only if the funding issues for less economic areas are successfully addressed. And is fibre to every home even necessary, or will cable, hybrid fibre-coax, fixed wireless or even 5G be sufficient for some?


16:30 - Registration & networking

17:00 - Introduction to CW Talks from Simon Mead, CEO, CW

17:05 - Welcome fro CW Talks curator

17:10 - Martin Duckworth, Frontier Economics

17:40 - Stephen Unger, Independent

18:10 - Open forum

18:40 - Wrap-up

18:45 - End of session followed by networking & refreshments

19:30 - Event closes


Stephen Unger; Flint Global

Martin Duckworth; Associate Director, Frontier Economics

This event is FREE for all to attend!

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