Last month, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) released its five-yearly report with recommendations on how to future-proof UK infrastructure, such as railways and utilities. It certainly is a comprehensive analysis, and we are generally happy with the proposed direction of travel.
First and foremost, we agree with the NIC’s position in highlighting the importance of connectivity and digital services for the UK. This report, alongside the Wireless Infrastructure Review, creates a roadmap, now we need to decisively follow the stepping stones to a better digital future.
Digital augments and enhances capabilities, be it improving accessibility to education and healthcare or improving the efficiency of roads and railways. Connectivity should be one of the building blocks of everything we do moving forward – we want to be a digitally native society.