Paul Randle-Jolliffe:- Independent Parliamentary Candidate for the Isle of Wight …………………… May 6th 2010 General Election


Island PPCs talk about a super-fast broadband infrastructure for Britain
April 23, 2010, 11:54 am
Filed under: In the Press

22 April: Island PPCs talk about a super-fast broadband infrastructure for Britain

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:02 BST

http://www.islandbusinessonline.co.uk/story?story_id=8973;cp=742-743-749

Paul Randle-Jolliffe: Independent
I would phase in a top rate of tax of 20% to encourage investment, starting with reducing tax to 20% on key industries like wide-band and super-fast broadband, to enable Open Plan Local Access Networks (OPLAN) that are community owned to create a digital business infrastructure and economy. http://www.oplan.org/

With countries like China putting fibre into every new home and business, the UK is more like a third world nation in comparison. Broadband and telecoms is an area I am very familiar with, having worked with Malcom Matson, founder of COLT (the first private telecoms company in the UK) and OPLAN. I find BT and Government policy on this very short sighted.

A community like the Island can enable this itself very easily and be a model for others I am sure. Malcolm Matson would help as he is familiar with the Island’s potential and I have done a detailed study for implementation.

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