As many of you will be aware, last month’s Social Media Cafe attracted a lot of discussion around the Government’s Digital Britain report – an action plan intended to secure the UK’s place at the forefront of innovation, investment and quality in the digital and communications industries.
As a group many of us felt that the report just didn’t go far enough, and in fact many felt it would not put us in a competitive position for the future. A focus for this concern was our own local situation with uncertaintly about what plans, if any, were in place for Cornwall.
To help us get the answers we need we are delighted to have Nigel Ashcroft, Director of NGA (Next Generation Access) for Cornwall and colleague and NGA Development Manager, Julian Cowans at the next meeting to answer your questions.
So far questions have been a bit light off the ground and we are keen to maximise on this exciting opportunity to gain insight from those in charge of our digital future here in Cornwall. At the bottom of this post I have copied the questions recieved so far through the EventBrite bookings. Please take a look and add your own questions to the the comments at the end of this post.
For more information or to help jog your memory why not refer to the Digital Britian report, the details of discussions at the previous Social Media Cafe or read the final feedback report submitted by the Digital Britain Unconference team available through the linked text.
We look forward to seeing you at the next event on Tuesday 16th June – Don’t forget to book your free ticket online here.
Questions received so far…
- Please can you give details of the speed of broadband Cornwall can realistically expect, and by when?
- Why do broadband speeds vary so much mine goes from 960 to 5300 download and but are constant at 368 upload?
- What are the different types of technologies being considered and what are the related speeds/throughputs/performance of each?<
- What effect do you think it will have on Cornwall and it’s economy to not gain Next Generation Access broadband?
- Do you have any evidence of how Next Generation Access Broadband would help Cornwall’s economy?