2018 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: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: Phase 1: Delivering superfast broadband (24Mbs+) to 90% of UK premises by early 2016 and delivering universal standard broadband (2Mbps). 4.1million superfast premises to be covered under Phase 1, delivered through 44 projects, and a small number of joint Rural Community Broadband Projects with DEFRA. Phase 2: Delivering superfast broadband (24Mbs+) to 95% of UK premises by December 2017, and to approximately a Further 2% of UK premises beyond December 2017. Combined investment of c£1.7bn central and local Government plus supplier investment.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: An IPA Gateway 5 was undertaken in January 2018 providing the programme with a Delivery Confidence Assessment of Amber/Green
Start date: 2010-12-06
End date: 2020-12-31
Schedule text: 95% UK superfast coverage was reached on target by December 2017.
Baseline: £236.10m
Forecast: £187.60m
Variance: -21.00%
Variance text: Rate of spend has decreased in 2017/18 as a result of delivery now focused in harder to reach areas which require more planning time and more complex wayleaves before deployment can take place. Also, in 2017/18 Openreach focused on commercial delivery (areas not requiring public subsidy) at the expense of BDUK delivery, in order to support the 95% UK target. This was agreed with Ministers.
Whole Life Cost: £2,439.21m
WLCost text: The c£2.2bn whole life cost is made up of c£1.7bn public sector funding and the remainder supplier investment. Of the £1.7bn public sector funding, £770m has been provided by BDUK with the remainder being match funding provided by Local Authorities.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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