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"ICT needs be considered in the same category as water, electricity, roads and public transport."


ICT for City Management

Economist Intelligence Unit
1 July 2010

Peter Siggins, a mobile business expert at PA Consulting Group, is quoted in an Economist Intelligence Unit study exploring how information and communications technology can enable, engage and empower city stakeholders.  Peter gives his views on the importance of a strong internet network for a city’s competitiveness. 

Peter says: “ICT needs be considered in the same category as water, electricity, roads and public transport, and if business is being attracted [by improved connectivity], governments need to consider what speeds and capacity are needed and how that can be built into the urban planning process.”

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