Programme Delivery Model
Broadband Delivery Programme
This section sets out:
The funding for use by BDUK for the Broadband Delivery Programme;
The principles which BDUK will use to determine the level of funding for local broadband projects; and
Sources of funding for local broadband projects.
BDUK‟s funding is provided from two sources:
A contribution from the underspend from the Digital Switchover Scheme; and
A contribution from the TV Licence fee collected by the BBC.
BDUK will use this funding to stimulate private sector investment in broadband through:
Primarily contributions to investment in broadband infrastructure in areas with significant numbers of not-spots and slow-spots;
Contributions to the development of stimulation and registration of demand for broadband services and other activities to maximise the potential private sector investment in broadband;
A contribution to the Rural Community Broadband Fund; and
The central costs of BDUK.
The table below sets out BDUK‟s sources of funds over the period 2010 – 2015:
Digital Switchover Scheme
14.3 BDUK funding profile
In addition, the TV licence settlement that was agreed in October 2010 covers the period up until 2017, so a further £150m in each of 2015/16 and 2016/17 is available for BDUK funding if required.
BDUK will exercise appropriate control over the allocation of funds to local bodies to ensure that BDUK investment represents value for money. BDUK will apply a set of investment criteria in order to decide whether it invests in projects, and by how much. It is expected