It appears to be a complete summary of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the broadband status quo in the UK, with nods to competitive economies. It will make for uncomfortable reading in some quarters.
Franklin offers myriad different funding and network building scenarios, but, bottom line, appears to call for the authorities to accept a pluralistic approach. He makes the key points that broadband consumption tends to rise where available. This makes it cheap to provide extra capacity, except when a step-increase is needed, and that financial returns are more akin to utilities such as power and water, i.e. low risk over the medium to long term.
And he suggests that a national fibre to the home network could be built for an annual investment of £500m to £1bn a year for about five years - a far cry from the £29bn the authorities currently accept as gospel truth.