Project Gigabit is a government infrastructure project that brings together everything the government is doing to enable and deliver fast, reliable digital connectivity across the whole country.
The government wants to deliver nationwide coverage of gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible and is confident the private sector will deliver gigabit connectivity to the most commercial 80% of the country by 2025.
To support this, government continue to carry out programmes of work to remove broadband deployment barriers.
View the government policy paper that sets out the delivery plans and targets for the initial procurements.
The procurements will deliver gigabit coverage in areas the market would otherwise not be willing to invest in, due to the high costs.
The first phases include Rutland, delivered by two separate lots:
Covers the eastern part of Rutland - along with Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and parts of other adjacent areas.
Lot 5 now in procurement, following the open market review consultation and public review in June 2021.
Covers the rest of Rutland, along with Leicestershire, Warwickshire and other surrounding areas.
The public consultation on Lot 11 has now finished - view the outcome on GOV.UK.