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The UK's Digital Road to Recovery


By Jonathan Liebenau, Robert Atkinson, Patrik Kärrberg, Daniel Castro and Stephen Ezell
April 28, 2009

In this report, researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) assess the employment impact in the United Kingdom of investments in three ICT infrastructures: broadband networks, intelligent transportation systems, and the smart power grid, that: (1) contribute to significant immediate direct and indirect job growth in the UK economy; (2) create a “network effect” throughout the economy that creates additional jobs; and (3) provide a foundation for longer term benefits, including government cost savings, economy-wide productivity, and improved quality of life for all.

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Investing in digital infrastructure now means jobs in future
April 29, 2009
Times Online

Digital network investment can aid UK recovery
April 29, 2009
VNUnet.com

UK can create 700,000 jobs with £15bn IT investment
April 29, 2009
Computer Weekly