The government is taking the first steps towards introducing a Communications Bill to reduce regulatory burdens on the digital industry.
A review calling for evidence on how to reduce these rules and future-proof the digital industry while kick-starting the economy was announced yesterday (May 16th).
This will be the first stage in a consultation period. This will be followed by the parliamentary bill exploring how to ensure the UK communications and media markets are among the most successful and innovative in the world.
Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the review in an open letter, which set out the main focuses of the consultation. These included creating the right environment for the content industry to thrive and encouraging growth, innovation and deregulation in the sector.
He said: "We need to imagine what new technologies will emerge and how broadcasting and telecommunications might look in another 15 years.
"We want a communications framework that will drive growth and innovation, remove unnecessary burdens and continue to protect consumers and the public."
He added that ten years ago few could have known how much the internet would dominate people's lives, especially the power of social media to influence political change around the world.
Last week at the National Digital Inclusion conference, Hunt announced the government's aim to provide access to superfast broadband to 90 per cent of Brits by 2015. To read a review of the day, click here