The total cost, number of premises connected and overall net-benefit to the country of a broadband USO for the UK are all sensitive to design choices such as download speed, cost threshold, assumed take-up rates and funding mechanism – so were the findings of Plum’s study for the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG). The BSG is[…]
Information and communications technology has made substantial contributions to productivity growth, and productivity growth is the only sustainable source of income and leisure growth. The smartphone’s ubiquity and growth in apps means that mobile devices are now the key enablers of this economic and social progress. Europe has done well in terms of mobile-apps. It[…]
Plum prepared a report for EE on digital inclusion including analysis of the digital divide in the UK and the potential role of mobile devices and touch interfaces in improving digital inclusion.
Governments across the world have developed policies to ensure that all citizens have access to broadband. Given these policies is the concept of universal service still relevant? If so, how should universal service be redefined? And what is the most cost-effective way to deliver universal broadband access?