2015 Report details for project: Broadband Delivery Programme

Project name: Broadband Delivery Programme - there are 6 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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Organisation: DCMS (D5) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: Phase 1 of the Government's Broadband Delivery Programme will deliver superfast broadband (24Mbs+) to 90% of the UK by early 2016 and will deliver universal standard broadband (2Mbps). This is supported by public investment of over £1.2 billion for delivery to around 4.1 million superfast premises. This is being delivered through 44 projects and a small number of joint Rural Community Broadband Projects with DEFRA. Phase 2 of the Government's Broadband Delivery Programme will deliver superfast broadband (24Mbs+) to 95% of UK premises by December 2017, following Phase 1. This is supported by government investment of £250m, seeking to match with a further £250m of local/European funding, to cover 1 million premises. BDUK is also running 7 pilots to trial new technologies.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: Programme is Amber/Green and on track.
Start date: 2010-12-06
End date: 2017-12-31
Schedule text: Phase 1 of the Superfast Broadband Programme is progressing well. It is on track for superfast broadband coverage to reach 90% of premises by early 2016 ahead of schedule, as highlighted by the NAO report published in January 2015. Over 2.5 million homes and businesses were reached in May with superfast connections. BT's rollout is now averaging 40,000 premises per week. 30 Phase 2 contracts signed by the end of May 2015 and some of these have started delivery. The remaining contracts are in procurement and should be finalised by the summer.
Baseline: £321.35m
Forecast: £300.67m
Variance: -6.40%
Variance text: This data was correct at Q2. The Phase 1 Superfast Broadband Programme remains broadly on budget in line with delivery. Grant funding is provided based on the completion and costs of achieving agreed milestones. Costs have been lower than expected which has resulted in the minor variance in forecast against budget.
Whole Life Cost: £792.36m
WLCost text: In 2013-14 the Government announced an additional £250m for Phase 2 of the Superfast Broadband Programme to deliver Superfast Broadband to 95% of the UK. Whole life costs above cover Government funding only. Other sources of funding, including local authority and supplier investment are not included.
Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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