This debate will get beyond the polite political rhetoric to ask whether this vision is helpful or hopelessly flawed.
CW Talk: Full fibre to every home by 2025: A bold vision or a failure to grasp reality?
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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