The Digital Economy Act 2017 (the Act) makes provision about electronic communications infrastructure and services, including the creation of a broadband Universal Service Order (USO), to give all premises in the UK a legal right to request a minimum standard of broadband connectivity, expected to be 10 megabits per second (Mbps).
The Act also introduces reform of the Electronic Communications Code, and provides greater clarification on data sharing between public bodies. This publication aims to provide readers with an introduction to the Act and summarises the main issues on which the LGA lobbied on behalf of councils.
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