Response to the publication of the National Infrastructure Commission report

Via CityFibre

Oct 16, 2017

Speaking on the publication of the National Infrastructure Commission report released today (Friday 13 October), Mark Collins, Director of Strategy & Public Affairs at CityFibre, said:

“The National Infrastructure Commission report recognises the critical importance of full fibre digital infrastructure as well as the significant contribution it can make towards protecting the UK’s future competitiveness. It has also been rightly critical of the current status quo which sees outdated and misjudged policies and regulations stifling fair competition and investment.

“As CityFibre’s recent £200m equity raise shows, we are ready and willing to invest to rectify this. And we agree with the NIC that there is an opportunity now to put in place the right policies and regulations to rapidly and dramatically transform the situation. This is more important now than ever given the fact digital connectivity underpins all aspects of modern life – from households and businesses to education and other forms of community infrastructure such as traffic management, community safety and smart utilities.”

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