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DWF members of new National Connectivity Alliance Steering Group

16 December 2022

DWF, the global provider of integrated legal and business services, are delighted to announce their involvement in the National Connectivity Alliance (the NCA), a new alliance of telecommunications and infrastructure providers, landowners, and their collective professional advisers which launched this week.  

This alliance brings together these stakeholders to collaborate on areas of mutual interest with the goal of delivering world class connectivity for all in the UK.

Digital connectivity is fundamental to the success of our economy. Communities depend on reliable connections to stay connected; to ensure social inclusion; to enable businesses to embrace digital technology; and, to open up new markets and simplify supply chains. 

Building such connectivity requires the complex interchange of many organisations and stakeholders yet these interactions have not always been easy.

Recognising the need to build strong relationships with each other to deliver connectivity to world beating standards, a group of the leading stakeholders from across both telecoms and land industries have come together to form the National Connectivity Alliance. 

The Alliance will bring together these stakeholders to work on issues of mutual interest, improve co-operation and to share best practice.

Digital Infrastructure Minister Julia Lopez MP said:

"I welcome the creation of this new alliance, which will bring together industry and landowners to improve negotiations and make sure we are doing everything we can to boost connectivity, productivity and the economy.

"We continue to support investment in world class connectivity for people across the UK, whether they're in London, or a village in the Scottish Highlands."

Catherine Haslam, Partner in DWF's Telecoms team, who sits on the NCA Steering Group, said: 

"DWF are delighted to be supporting the National Connectivity Alliance. We look forward to working collaboratively with the members of the NCA Steering Group together with other stakeholders across the telecoms industry as we overcome the challenges facing those involved with delivering first class connectivity for the UK. "

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