Budget 2015: Goal of 100mb broadband is good, but not good enough, says KPMG

Budget 2015: Goal of 100mb broadband is good, but not

Alex Holt, head of telecommunications sector at KPMG comments on the digital communications infrastructure and broadband measures announced by the Chancellor

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Alex Holt, head of telecommunications sector at KPMG comments on the digital communications infrastructure and broadband measures announced by the Chancellor. He said:

"The recognition by the Chancellor of the vital role that digital infrastructure plays in driving the UK economy is very welcome. Fast 100mb broadband to all premises is indeed a great goal, but for how long will that be considered superfast?  In an industry that operates within an RPI minus environment, we need to develop a mechanism to better incentivise communication providers to invest in delivering beyond 100mb, truly superfast connectivity at 500mb and beyond to 1gb."

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