Abstracts: May 20th, 2009

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. Margaret Eaton, Chair of the LGA, discusses how citizens and councils can benefit from universal access to high-speed broadband as recommended in Lord Carter’s recent Digital Britain report.

Improved access to services and more efficient interactions with the citizen are some of the biggest wins for councils and their residents. Cllr Eaton also identifies how collaboration between Government and Industry can ensure effective digital inclusion.

GovTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at GovTV. www.localgov.tv