Improved connectivity 'may benefit the environment'

20 January 2010 — 12:00 PM

The value of improved connectivity across the UK and ways in which it could change people's lives will be discussed at a live debate hosted by the mobile operator Orange and the London Transport Museum.

BBC journalist, economist and presenter Evan Davis will chair the discussion and will be joined by experts including writer and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter and futurologist James Bellini.

Robert Ainger, director of corporate marketing for Orange UK, said "The debate aims to discuss how Britain will change as new technologies shape the places we live and work and how we get there."

London Transport Museum director Sam Mullins said that connectivity will provide the UK with options and enable people to choose whether they travel, which will reduce congestion and improve the environment.

A recent report from Orange about how improved connectivity may change Britain found that Scotland could see its population jump by more than 50 per cent as workers head north.

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