The government wants to deliver nationwide coverage of gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible and is confident that the private sector will deliver gigabit connectivity to the most commercial 80% of the country by 2025.
The government has set a target of reaching a minimum of 85% gigabit-capable coverage by 2025 with an ambition to get as close to 100% as soon as possible after.
To support this, the government will continue to implement an ambitious programme of work to remove barriers to broadband deployment.
The government has published a policy paper in April 2021 Project Gigabit: Phase One Delivery Plan outlining its delivery plans to meet these targets including the areas for the initial procurements.
These procurements will deliver gigabit coverage where the market would not otherwise be willing to invest because of the high costs.
Phase 1a includes Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and adjacent areas including Rutland.
Project Gigabit Phase 1a - Lot 5 Public Review
Following the OMR consultation that ran from 24 February to 10 March 2021, Connecting Cambridgeshire and Building Digital UK(BDUK) have launched a Public Review in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and parts of adjacent areas (Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk ,Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk).
The consultation closes on 8 June 2021 and is part of the wider UK Gigabit Programme announced by the government with the target of reaching a minimum of 85% gigabit-capable coverage by 2025 with an ambition to get as close to 100% as soon as possible after.
Residents, businesses or suppliers are invited to provide feedback before the consultation close date.
If you are a resident or business in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough or the adjacent areas defined above, please also complete the Connecting Cambridgeshire Broadband survey - this survey complements the supplier responses to the Public review and includes a box for any specific comments you may wish to make.
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