The UK government is committed to delivering the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015.
To do this, Government:
- has allocated £530 million during the current Spending Review period to stimulate commercial investment to roll out high-speed broadband in rural communities
- will invest £100 million to create up to ten ‘super-connected cities’ across the UK
- will invest up to £150 million to improve mobile coverage in the UK for the five to 10 per cent of consumers and businesses that live and work in areas where coverage is poor or non-existent
Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), a unit within the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is responsible for managing the Government’s broadband funding. Individual projects are the responsibility of local authorities and the Devolved Administrations, as set out in BDUK’s delivery model.
Government's ambition is to provide superfast broadband to at least 90 per cent of premises in the UK and to provide universal access to standard broadband with a speed of at least 2Mbps.