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ISPA Broadband Demand workshop in Manchester

9th October 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


ISPA Seminar at the Manchester Science Park will focus on superfast broadband demand stimulation. This free workshop is being held in conjunction with Metronet(UK) and BDUK, who will be presenting different strategies for stimulating demand.

This is relevant for any providers looking to resell the new infrastructure, or have views on how to educate customers on the benefits of superfast. We will also be running a panel on network/traffic management and the issues around this, and the workshop also includes a networking lunch and drinks reception at the end.


13:00 - 13:50 Registration and networking lunch

13:50 - 14:00  Welcome and introductions

14:.00 - 14:30  Superfast Britain (BDUK) -driving take-up of superfast broadband

Speaker:  Natasha Innocent, BDUK.

  • Progress in rolling out the superfast broadband programme
  • What broadband projects are doing to promote take-up
  • What more could ISPs do to escalate take-up?

14.30 - 14.40  Lessons learned  from promoting connection vouchers in Manchester

Speaker: Kate Rennicks, ISPA Council & Metronet(UK)

  • Promoting the benefits/ tailored messages
  • Working with trusted intermediaries (i.e. landlords)
  • Engaging existing customers
  • What could superfast broadband programmes learn from super connected cities about role of suppliers in driving take-up?

14:40 - 15:10 Q&A with Chris Taylor, Projector Director, Shropshire CC, Natasha Innocent, BDUK, Guy Redmill, Director, RedMill Communications and ISPA

15:10 - 15:25  Broadband network management

Speaker: Simon Altman, Allot Communications

15:25  Questions

15:30 Networking and drinks reception

A range of local authorities have already agreed to attend.

These are:

  • Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • Devon and Somerset
  • Herefordshire and Gloucestershire
  • Kent
  • Newcastle
  • Northamptonshire
  • North and North East Lincolnshire
  • Merseyside
  • North Yorkshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire

Welsh Government, representing all local authorities in Wales

Please email admin@ispa.org.uk to register.


9th October 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Atrium, Greenheys Building, Manchester Science Park
Pencroft Way Manchester
Manchester, M15 6JJ
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