2019 Report details for project: Local Full Fibre Networks

Project name: Local Full Fibre Networks - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: DCMS (D5) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The Local Full Fibre Networks Programme will stimulate greater commercial investment to deliver faster and more reliable connectivity. Full fibre connections provide speeds in excess of 1 Gigabit per second, low latency and are highly reliable. Greater availability of these networks will enable businesses and individuals to access the connectivity that they need both now and for the future, as well as facilitating the deployment of 5G. Benefits include: Stimulation of the broadband market Impact on infrastructure and improvements in the overall network wider economic, productivity and business / jobs growth.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: Good progress continues .The Programme continues to stimulate the market through Wave 1, 2 and 3 which will collectively help meet the manifesto commitment of fibre-spines in 100+ towns and cities and 10 million premises.
Start date: 2017-04-01
End date: 2021-12-01
Schedule text: Delivery remains on track. The objectives for the year remain ambitious however with robust planning, the Programme expect to deliver to cost and time.
Baseline: £50.70m
Forecast: £58.00m
Variance: 14.00%
Variance text: There was a forecast increase in the Gigabit Voucher Scheme due to fast increase in take up of vouchers (increasing costs in 18/19 and reducing in 19/20).
Whole Life Cost: £318.70m
WLCost text: Budget baselines were amended to reflect changes for the National Gigabit Voucher Scheme and the reallocation of budgets for the Trans Pennine Initiative Project between the 5G Trials & Testbeds and LFFN programmes.
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