In October 2009 Paul Budde travelled to the Netherlands and the USA to discuss trans-sector policies and approaches. Discussions took in developments being undertaken in Australia and New Zealand. Trans-sector strategies are fundamental to the innumerable socio-economic benefits which can be brought about from deploying a national fibre infrastructure. These go beyond telecoms, and will incorporate many aspects of citizens’ lives. Effective strategies are needed to implement a trans-sector approach, bringing in investment from many effected players and industries. This report assesses some of the challenges faced, and recommends appropriate and realistic solutions.