Event in The Federation, Manchester 17 October 2018

80 people attended.

Agenda below. Click on the 'Slides' links to see the slide presentations.

1:00 pm

Registration & Refreshments


1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Tim Rainey, Tameside Council, Chair TDIC


1:40 pm

How the Tameside cooperative model works

Shaun Fensom, TDIC



The Government's LFFN programme and cooperative asset sharing

Justin Leese, Programme Director LFFN, DCMS



The Tameside model and independent network operators and builders

Rob Leenderts, Chair INCA



Cooperative asset sharing in Mid Sussex

Simon Hughes, Head of Digital Mid Sussex District Council






How we are making it work

Panel discussion with ISP members of TDIC

Chaired by James Saunby, GreySky Consulting



Feedback discussion

How might this be useful where you are?



Wrap up

Tim Rainey, Tameside Council

Ed Mayo, Secretary General Co-operatives UK



Close & Networking



Tameside Council built a fibre ring using a new and unique model: cooperative asset sharing. This allowed other public sector bodies to contribute, including the Government's Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme. Now there's a 50km fibre infrastructure being shared with private sector businesses, who are using it to create new, ultra-fast digital services.

Come and hear how Tameside did it, how the Government has helped accelerate the programme; how private telecoms and Internet businesses are now working together to make Tameside one of the best connected boroughs in the UK; and how the model can be replicated elsewhere.

Speakers including:

  • Justin Leese, DCMS (Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
  • Tim Rainey, Tameside Council
  • Rob Leenderts, INCA
  • TDIC and its members

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to anyone who'd like to understand how we can accelerate fibre deployment collaboratively - there will be valuable information for local authorities and other public bodies interested in the model, how it works with the LFFN programme, and how it can be replicated. Plus there'll be valuable insight for network operators, builders and investors.