(9:00-9:15) Welcome & Introduction - 15 mins
(9:15-9:35) Beyond the Universal Service Commitment - community delivery of NGA - 20 mins
Speaker: Daniel Heery, Cybermoor
Bio: Daniel Heery is project manager for Cybermoor Ltd, the first rural broadband co-op in the country. Cybermoor delivers broadband to rural communities in Cumbria, Northumberland and Herefordshire. It works with voluntary and public sector organisations encouraging them to use ICT innovatively. Cybermoor's profits go towards providing affordable broadband for rural residents. By using telehealth, Cybermoor can provide patients with care closer to home, giving them greater peace of mind. For the last 3 years he has been a Social Enterprise Ambassador on behalf of the Cabinet Office.
(9:35-9:55) Project NXY - - Universal Service Provision via Satellite - 20 mins
Speaker: Trevor Barker, Avanti PLC
Bio: Trevor has more than twenty years experience in the space industry in Western Europe, developing systems in communications and earth observation, initially as a software developer and latterly as a project manager. He has managed many research projects, including a number that have resulted in commercial services. Trevor has a B.Sc. in Pure Mathematics & Statistics from Sheffield University and an M.Sc. in Applied Statistics from Bath University. He is a co-founder of Avanti Communications Plc.
(9:55-10:15) Broadband Rollout - 20 mins
Speaker: TBD, BT Martlesham
(10:40-11:00) Reaching Unserved Communities - 20 mins
Speaker: Gorry Fairhurst, University of Aberdeen
Bio: Prof. Fairhurst from the School of Engineering at Aberdeen University has over 20 years experience in modeling and implementing protocols for satellite and Internet services. His current research focuses on performance evaluation and protocol design for broadband systems, especially IP over satellite; multicast transport, and deployment within the UK networking community; and Internet Engineering, where research includes analysis and standardisation of control mechanisms for transport protocols. He currently chairs the IETF TSV and IPDVB groups. He is the co-investigator responsible for communications activities within the Aberdeen dot.rural Digital Economy hub.
(11:00-11:20) The Wray Broadband Project- 20 mins
Speaker: Johnathan Ishmael, University of Lancaster
Bio: Dr. Johnathan Ishmael is a Research Associate at Lancaster University and works in the area of computer communication and distributed systems. His current research activities are focused around the EU FP7 project P2P-Next. Looking at future multimedia distribution technologies and their impact on heterogeneous networks. During his PhD studies Johnathan investigated the deployment of Community Wireless Mesh Networks and the emerging requirements for autonomic management and control. He continues this work focusing upon the sustainability of community networks in particular considering network deployment and self-management tool.
(11:20-11:50) Open discussion/panel session - 30 mins
Abstract: The last 30 minutes of the session will be available for open workshop-style discussions using a question and answer format. Bring along your own question, or tell us of your ideas for hot topics to be addressed in evolving the UK broadband access network: What sort of broadband service do people really need? What is the killer application? Who will pay for rolling out universal access? What are the economic, social and environmental benefits of universal broadband access? How will this change the way the UK’s Digital Economy will function?
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