Abstracts: May 12th, 2010

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation. It reviews the implications of the new Digital Economy Act and the measures to increase broadband speed and coverage. In an interview, former Digital Britain Minister Stephen Timms, argues that councils need to play a key role in encouraging their citizens to use online services.

The interview also discusses how getting local communities online will improve council efficiency as well as helping citizens reduce costs and gain better access to information.

To view video click here: http://www.localgov.tv/StephenTimms

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