UK: Government Approves Digital Economy Act 2017

On April 27, 2017 the Digital Economy Act 2017 passed parliament's review and has become law. The purpose of the act is to enable access to fast digital communication services for citizens and businesses, to enable investment in digital communications infrastructure, to shape the emerging digital world for the benefit of children, consumers and businesses, and to support the digital transformation of government, enabling the delivery of better public services, world leading research and better statistics.

The act introduces measures to modernise the UK for enterprise. The measures have been designed to:

  • Empower consumers and ensure everyone has access to broadband wherever they live.

  • Build a better infrastructure fit for the digital future.

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