Programme Delivery Model
Broadband Delivery Programme
This section describes what the Broadband Delivery Programme is intending to achieve. It sets out:
The goals and vision of the Programme; and
The Programme objectives.
Goals and vision
BDUK has five primary goals:
To support economic growth in the UK, including in rural areas;
To ensure this country has the best Superfast Broadband in Europe by the end of this parliament (2015);
To ensure delivery of Standard Broadband to virtually all communities in the UK within the lifetime of this parliament (2015);
To ensure the efficient use of funding to deliver Superfast Broadband and Standard Broadband; and
To assist other Government initiatives which are dependent upon customers ability to access Broadband based services.
BDUK‟s vision for broadband is driven by the target set by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: to have the best Superfast Broadband network in Europe by
Also, it is set by the priorities set out in the Departmental Business Plans for DCMS, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The Government‟s current objectives and coverage of the Broadband Delivery Programme are for the period until 2015 but also recognise the goal set by the European Union to have 30Mbps available to all and for 50% access to 100Mbps by 2020.
Stimulating investment in broadband infrastructure in rural and remote areas of the UK is vital for ensuring that those areas are able to access opportunities for growth at the same time as more populated areas which will benefit from existing and currently planned private sector investment. Superfast Broadband is an enabler of growth. As described in Britain’s Superfast Broadband Future it changes the way we do business, how we interact with people and how we access entertainment. It will offer better and more efficient channels for delivering public services, making them more accessible. It will reduce costs for consumers and enhance the capability of businesses to communicate and exchange information with their customers and suppliers.
The future state to be delivered through the vision comprises: