A response to the Queen’s Speech from ISPA Chair Andrew Glover:

"The Queen's Speech gave some useful clarity about measures Government intends to put in place to help our members rollout nationwide coverage of gigabit capable broadband. We have stressed that new builds and wayleaves legislation is needed as a matter of urgency for industry to accelerate rollout and we are pleased that the Government has listened to our concerns and addressed this within the Queen’s Speech.

"However, this legislation alone is not enough to achieve the Government’s target. New builds and wayleaves legislation and the existing funding commitments are only the first step to achieving nationwide coverage of gigabit capable broadband, and industry still needs broader support from Government to ensure that the whole country is covered.”