Warner reacts to Queen’s Speech

The nation’s digital infrastructure got a mention this morning as the Queen addressed the nation. The Queen said the government will “ensure that the benefits of a prospering economy reach every corner of the United Kingdom.”

She says they will “set out a long term vision to improve the nation’s digital, transport and energy infrastructure”.

James Warner, Managing Director at Glide reacted to the comments: “In the current political climate, we are thrilled that the rollout of the digital infrastructure to support communities and business across the whole of the UK was a key part of this morning’s Opening Statement, and that the Government is taking the key steps to implement this across the UK. The plans to bring forward the national infrastructure strategy and the development of legislation to accelerate the implementation of fast and reliable broadband networks will play a huge part in getting our connectivity deployment up to the same level as our European counterparts. It is no secret that the UK is lagging behind when it comes to being a fully-connected nation, so it is reassuring that there are plans in place to make a full-fibre Britain a reality.

“It will certainly be interesting to see how the government plans to implement this within the timeframe, as we know that historically the installation of full-fibre has been a slow and expensive deployment. The DCMS Gigabit voucher has made a real difference in ensuring British businesses have the support to access super-fast broadband – to date the scheme has allowed us to help over 1,100 businesses across the UK.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine