Lord Carter has today published the Digital Britain report which outlines plans for the future of the internet and communications industries.

Commenting, David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  “The quality of our ICT infrastructure and communications market is critical to the future of our entire economy. It is especially important to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who make up 99% of all UK businesses. Their interests should not be ignored and Martha Lane Fox’s Digital Inclusion Taskforce must have SME representation.  

“The report does set out plans to meet the target of bringing two megabits of broadband to every household and business by 2012, but this is a very modest target. Given the rate at which content and technology usage is increasing, there is strong argument for a more ambitious long-term strategy. “The creation of a national cyber crime security strategy is something the BCC has been calling for and supports.”