Digital Britain: The Interim Report

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This Interim report on digital Britain has been produced by a Steering Board for two Government departments, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. Divided into six sections, it looks specifically at the following areas: digital networks; digital content; universal connectivity and equipping everyone to benefit from digital Britain, along with an introduction and conclusion. The conclusion sets out a number of goals that the Government would like to aspire to by 2012 and before publishing a final report. Those goals include: universal participation in the broadband world; highly capable and robust networks; a world leading position in the communications and creative industries and a high quality digital delivery of essential public services. In all there are 24 recommendations within this report, and the Government has set out five key measures, which are: achievement of universal connectivity; a set of digital networks (wired and wireless); a digital economy; compelling programmes and online content; public service transactions which form part of the Government's objectives in acheiving the goals. Organisations and individuals interested in joining the discussion about digital Britain should register at digitalbritain@berr.gsi.gov.uk.
 

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Digital Britain: welcome to the slow lane
The UK government’s report on the future of the internet and the creative industries replaces the freedom to innovate with an overwhelming impulse to
regulate everything...
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Contents

Introduction and Executive Summary
3
Digital Networks
14
21 Next Generation Access Networks
17
22 Mobile Wireless Networks
25
Television
30
Radio
32
Digital Content
36
Rights and Distribution
39
Universal Connectivity
53
Takeup
59
Equipping Everyone to Benefit from Digital Britain
63
52 Media Literacy
66
53 Online Safeguards
69
Conclusion
71
Glossary
74
Copyright

Original UK Content
45

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