Abstracts: June 29th, 2009

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. In this interview, Antony Walker, Chief Executive of the Broadband Stakeholder Group – the government’s leading advisory group on broadband – discusses the opportunities and challenges following the recommendation in the Digital Britain report by Lord Carter for every home to have access to broadband by 2012.

He explains the implications of this recommendation and shares best practice examples of how councils have engaged effectively with industry to address community issues.

He identifies Sunderland City Council as the winner of the Digital Challenge programme.

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