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Broadband Strategy Development

The widespread availability of ICT services has long been acknowledged as a key enabling factor to successful economic development. Boosting the availability of advanced ICT services - particularly the provision of broadband to business and residential end users – is an increasingly common policy objective (whether national, regional or municipal), but one which can fall at the first hurdle if infrastructural or competitive conditions are not right.

InterConnect has been working on broadband and wider ICT strategy over the last 10 years. Our partner for this work is Adroit Economics and our first joint assignment, in 2000, was to prepare one of the first area-based ICT strategies for Cumbria.

Since then, we have prepared strategies, developed business cases and evaluated programmes for many of the RDAs and the devolved administrations as well as for a number of UK sub regions, counties and cities. We are also currently developing the national broadband strategy for a Middle Eastern government.

Our team offers a unique combination of economic, market, technical and regulatory expertise and this enables us to advise on all the key areas of broadband implementation including:

  • Development of a high level strategic plan for broadband delivery
  • Review network architectures and model deployment options
  • Undertake commercial and financial market testing and analysis
  • Review the funding options available for deployment including private capital and state funding
  • Manage the full network procurement process (including development of RFP documents and evaluation of responses)

So whether you are considering a broadband deployment or already part of the way along, our team can assist you through all the critical stages and ensure your project objectives are met in full.